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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...

Pastoral Pearls: Common Words

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Love, Respect, Caring, Honesty, Trust  Common words, frequently and easily spoken, but sadly, not lived out as often as would be hoped for. It is truly human to intend to act with love in all situations, but ultimately I get caught up in the emotion of the moment, or in the busy-ness of...

BeFriending

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BeFriending - Being there when someone is hurting or challenged BeFrienders Ministry - a Listening Ministry: Compassion, Confidentiality, Non-judgmental Presence, and Caring vs. Curing. Pope Francis encourages us all to do this – accompany people in the vulnerability of life’s...

Amplifying Black Voices: Dr. Amanda Kemp

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

TED Talks are a wonderful invention. Have you seen one? They are great tools for opening your mind and heart to complex issues in a short amount of time. Dr. Amanda Kemp is a racial justice and mindfulness mentor and author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and...

Amplifying Black Voices: Seitu Ken Jones

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

In 2013, Seitu Ken Jones co-founded Frogtown Farm, a five-acre urban farm in a St. Paul city park. The farm was created with and for neighborhood residents and is a vibrant example of what urban gardening can look like. In 2014, he lead the organization of The Community Meal, one continuous...

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