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Pastoral Pearls: Be the things ...

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

For those who are grieving for someone who is gone from their lives – through death, change of mental capabilities, divorce, or even distance – there can be a strong desire to hang on to and cherish the good memories with that person. It can be difficult to do so when they are no...

Amplifying Black Voices: Ibram X. Kendi

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

I have mentioned Ibram X. Kendi in this space before – he is an author and director of the Center for Anti-Racist Research at Boston University. In a recent interview, he addressed the power of the open mind; that is, the willingness to know how much we do not know and to begin to think...

Amplifying Black Voices: A Widening Gap/Juneteenth

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

A Widening Gap Did you know that the Twin Cities metro area has the largest gap in the country in home ownership between Black and White residents? A new study released this past week by the Urban Institute tells us that while White home ownership remains steady at 70%, Black percentages have...

Amplifying Black Voices: Reconnect Rondo

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Back when I-94 was built the focus of many in Minnesota was on the need for more efficient transportation around the metro area. Freeways were being built across the country and this one was an improvement that would benefit many. Another side to the story was not given attention. 700...

HJH Employment Opp

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

HJH is hiring and we would be grateful for any circulating of the job posting you all might do. We are looking for an overnight, live-in host. This would be a perfect opportunity for a college student in need of housing and some extra income. Overnight emergencies are quite rare and so this...

Amplifying Black Voices: Daisy Bates

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Many of us know of the 1963 March on Washington because of the famous "I Have A Dream" speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. What many do not remember is the presence of an amazing woman named Daisy Bates -- the only woman permitted to speak. Daisy Bates was a journalist and was also...

Pastoral Pearls: You Can Pray

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

It is really beautiful when someone prays for you without you knowing. It's the highest form of respect and care. I often ask myself, “How can I begin to care for the folks in my faith community – or anyone within my little world or greater community for that matter?” I...

Amplifying Black Voices: Bryan Stevenson (3)

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Bryan Stevenson is founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. (To learn more about the Initiative, go to www.eji.org.) When asked about how it is he can remain hopeful in the midst of the difficult work of legal aid for those unjustly imprisoned, he...

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