WebGem: Empowerment in Detroit

Our October WebGem was selected because of how the founder explains her “aha!” vision: Grateful thanks to Julie Benac, Production Manager of The Empowerment Plan, for permission to share the video above with you, and with our partners in India, for our Widows in India Status and Empowerment (WISE) project that also focuses on sewing for empowerment. The Detroit-based […]

October 22, 2014 in WebGems by

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September, 2014 Makes Climate Action History

September 21, 2014 made history, as 310,000 people took to the streets of New York in the largest climate march ever.  Added to these numbers were hundreds of thousands of others, at over 2,600 events worldwide.  Locally, supporters were cheered by onlookers in downtown San Mateo, right on El Camino Real. It struck us that El Camino Real […]

September 21, 2014 in Featured Articles, Stewardship by

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Uplifting Action… in America

It’s encouraging to see a renewed interest in the plight of the last and least – in Biblical shorthand, the “widow and orphan,” and a willingness to discuss the priorities we choose together, as a nation.  It is tempting to consider that individually our voice might not make much difference, but if we each lift […]

March 25, 2011 in Justice Work by

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Expanding the Meaning of ‘take back the night’

Safer on the Streets The ‘take back the night’ rallying cry began because the streets didn’t feel safe to walk in, at night. People wanted to be able to be out, in their cities, without fearing for their very lives. It has expanded in some beautiful ways, as people take the term to mean freedom […]

May 7, 2010 in Justice Work, Peacemaking by

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