Peacemaking

Police-Citizen interaction and other peacemaking involvements

Bishop Curry’s word

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Bishop Curry’s word

The one lasting message of the royal wedding Long after the glossy memories of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faded, people will recall the sermon by Bishop Michael Curry on the power of love to transform the world. It was a stunner, unexpected by the millions who were watching — and probably by most of those in the chapel that day! Curry’s remarks, which lasted all of 14 minutes, brought us back to what matters as Christians, the idea that the essential teaching of Jesus has the power to transform the world. They represent the future of Christian thinking,...

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Honoring Martin Luther King

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Neighborhood, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Honoring Martin Luther King

Today, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and the Board, staff, and supporters of His Branches will join others in our community and across the nation in paying tribute. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, built around the hotel where King was shot, is asking that bells toll 39 times to honor the number of years King lived and pay homage to his legacy. In our neighborhood the bells will start ringing at the U of R Hopeman Memorial Carillon in the Rush Rhees Library tower at 7:05 pm to symbolize when the news first...

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Easter Invitations

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Community, Missions, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Easter Invitations

Have you been invited? “Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?” You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already received a mailer or two about a local church service. Maybe you’ve wondered why Christians like me won’t just leave you alone. I assure you, it’s not because we like imposing ourselves on others. In fact, for many of us, it’s just the opposite. On a recent Sunday, I stood up at Moody Church, an evangelical church in Chicago where I am...

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Facebook Dead?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking | 0 comments

Facebook Dead?

Facebook Dead, A Victim Of 2016 by Bethany Mandel Since the end of the 2016 election, and especially since it resulted in the victory of Donald J. Trump as president, Facebook has become utterly intolerable. If I were to write an obituary for Facebook, it might look something like this: Facebook, The, 12, of Boston died in the early months of 2017, after a long illness stemming from the 2016 election cycle. Born of Mark Zuckerberg, survived by Instagram. In lieu of flowers, please click on an ad on the Facebook sidebar while you check messenger every now and then. The Facebook, known as...

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Women Marching

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Community, Leadership, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Women Marching

A look into local history In an article published in the Washington Post this week written by one of Rochester’s strongest feminist supporters, Carol Crossed, and a descendent of Susan B. Anthony, Eric Anthony, the authors make the following unpolitically correct observation: “Unlike March organizers, Anthony and many of her feminist compatriots were staunchly opposed to abortion.” The article continues: “Those of us at the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Mass., are saddened that the museum honoring this American iconic heroine and tireless worker for...

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Hate Speech?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Hate Speech?

Jennifer Holliday is backing out of performing at Trump’s inauguration celebration after receiving backlash from her fans. Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Holliday defended her decision to perform at the inauguration, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for...

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