Peacemaking

Police-Citizen interaction and other peacemaking involvements

2019 MLK Day Events

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Community, Neighborhood, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

2019 MLK Day Events

Arnett Branch Library The first event will be on January 19, 2017 from 12-1 pm at Arnett Library, kicking off with a tribute to King with guest speaker Monroe County Legislator LaShay Harris, the 19th Ward Youth Choir, poetry by Eric Hines, and spoken word drama by the MIBG group coordinated by Robert Ricks. The program promises to be an inspiring event! U of R Medical Center On Monday, January 21 at 11:30am to 12:30pm the 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Poetry, Dance, and Song will be held at the U of R School of Medicine and Dentistry, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), 415...

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Our Wonderful 2018 Tree

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Peacemaking, Prayer, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Our Wonderful 2018 Tree

Christmas is on its way! This year’s community Christmas tree in our Garden Park on Arnett Boulevard has been a great success! From its arrival from Naples and set up by an enthusiastic group of neighborhood volunteers and local Firemen on December 1, to its decorating from top to bottom the following Monday by classrooms of local elementary school students, its been lighting up the neighborhood with the Christmas spirit of unity and harmony. Look for scenes from our community caroling around the tree event on December 11, in the slideshow posted below. We had a bright bonfire going to roast...

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One Teacher’s Strategy

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Community, Peacemaking, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

One Teacher’s Strategy

“Mining for gold” in the classroom A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She e-mailed right back and said, “No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.” And I said, “No, not him. Me. He gets it. Help me.” And that’s how I ended up standing at a chalkboard in an empty fifth-grade classroom while Chase’s teacher sat behind me, using a soothing voice to try to help me understand the...

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Feast of Tabernacles

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Community, Hebrew Roots, Middle East, Peacemaking | 0 comments

Feast of Tabernacles

The High Holidays or “Days of Awe” and Rosh Hashanah have just concluded this past week with the solemn fast and deep contemplations of Yom Kippur, and we are about to embark this week (click here for a calendar and brief explanation of this fall’s events) on one of our faith’s most lasting celebrations, Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles. Every biblical holiday given to the Jewish people has these three aspects: Israel was commanded to observe the holiday in the present in order to remember something God had done in the past, and because of some future prophetic purpose hidden within each...

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The Triumph of the Kingdom

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Hebrew Roots, Middle East, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

The Triumph of the Kingdom

Why Do Christians Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles? By: Malcolm Hedding, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, 27 Aug 2018 The yearly celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles [also known as Succot] is one of the three great annual and biblically-required festivals; the other two being Passover and Pentecost. These biblical Feasts have great significance in that they all speak of the glorious redemptive plan of God. Passover teaches us about the Door to the Kingdom of God – the salvation from our sins by the spilled blood of a lamb. This serves as a glorious picture of the death...

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Memorial Day Values

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Memorial Day Values

Frederick Douglass Speaks Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Observed the last Monday of May, it is also known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following the Civil War. Below is a speech given by Mr. Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on Decoration Day, May 30, 1871. Friends and Fellow Citizens: Tarry here for a moment. My words shall be few and simple. The solemn rites of this hour and place call for no lengthened speech. There is, in the very air of this resting-ground of the unknown dead a...

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