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Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Eloise Greenfield is an award-winning poet and author of more than 40 children’s books. She was born in California, but grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived there since. Greenfield After years of submitting poetry, Greenfield’s first published poem was in the Hartford Times in 1962.... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 23, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Poet speaks accurately from perspective of children

Eloise Greenfield focuses on realistic, positive portrayals of African-American communities. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 23, 2015

Genesis of moral leadership

At Candler School of Theology, Carter reflects on life

Former president declares ‘ministers of the Gospel are part of the cadre’ to create change. read more »

February 23, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Laureate can help focus your worship, missions on love God feels for all of God’s children. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 16, 2015

Build your library

Children’s books teach black history all year

‘Hip Hop Speaks to Children’ by Nikki Giovanni excellent resource for Black History Month that offers poetry with a beat. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 10, 2015

Build your library: Children’s books teach black history all year

Black History Month is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. 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 February 06, 2015

Let’s Be the Church that Models Human Dignity

Growing up in North Carolina and south Georgia, one of our family pastimes was watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. Sitting in my grandfather’s lap, I heard endless stories about great players whom he respected because they were giving back to the community. Football games were gathering... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on January 30, 2015

Children’s books as presents

Don’t buy just any book

Important for every child to see themselves in the books they read, to identify with the characters. read more »

by Tura Gillespie
on November 21, 2014

‘I’m not for sale!’

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery

Baltimore Samaritan Women’s House promotes healing, hope in Christian setting that draws on cutting-edge clinical methodology in complex trauma recovery. read more »

by Melissa Lauber
on November 13, 2014

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