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Posted on June 24, 2015

Praying for peace

Earlier this year, I received a wonderful letter from Meagan Gaddis, a 27-year-old woman from Oklahoma City. She was writing to thank the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) for supporting Exodus House through the Peace with Justice grant program. This drawing is a “Prayer for Peace”... read more »

Posted by the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on May 20, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’ resources

Lesson plan, book study guides, prayer template available

Initiative invites children to read and pray for peace as part of month-long Peace with Justice Sunday observance. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’ resources to help children read, write prayers

Lesson plan, book study guides, prayer template available To download an invitation suitable for inclusion in worship bulletins to share among your friends, congregation, and other networks, go to “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals.” WASHINGTON, D.C. ... read more»

May 14, 2015

Anti-bullying resolution

South Carolina to consider in June

More than 100 sign petition to oppose bullying in all forms, and to create safe spaces for everyone. read more »

by Jessica Brodie
on May 07, 2015

Build your library for year-round Earth Day

With books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

April observance reminds of importance to teach lessons to children about avoiding exploitation of creation. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on April 24, 2015

Build your library with books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

Today is Earth Day. It seems a little silly that we have to have a day to remind us that we live amongst God’s creation, but unfortunately, we seem to need it. Today is a time not only to think about how to avoid the exploitation of creation,... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on April 22, 2015

Build your library by ‘swapping’ sandwiches

Content of what we read as important as ability to read

The Sandwich Swap helps 2 girls learn value of diversity by exchanging food at school. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on April 02, 2015

Build your library by ‘swapping’ sandwiches

We should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women throughout the year, not just when reminded by Women’s History Month in March. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 30, 2015

Build your library by adding ‘One,’ ‘Zero’

Books address tolerance, acceptance, power of one voice

Award-winning author, illustrator Kathryn Otoshi’s works help find value in ourselves, in others. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on March 25, 2015

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