Guest speaker Joe Brewer speaks on the “Beloved Community”.
God’s dream is for all people to be seen and treated with dignity. His greatest instrument to realize this dream is His Church. This dream harmonizes with Dr. Martin Luther King’s idea of The Beloved Community, the idea that our society must be based on justice, peace, equality, and love. Are we prepared to work with other churches, organizations, and faiths to share this dream of the beloved community?
Taken from the February 2017 edition of the IL/WI Reflector
I am concerned with the level of priority our national leaders are giving to protecting our country. Know that I value safety but the present protectionist ethos seems to give substantial importance to retaining what we have come to believe is rightfully ours. In my humble view, this attitude portrays a sense of selfishness, and, subsequently, leads to greater division within the global human community. Recent protests around the globe in response to certain political maneuvers seem to support my hypothesis. I’ll readily admit that I’m basing my conclusions on observations rather than fully researched and scientifically calculated information. Nevertheless, my concern remains.
Taken from the CCOB Canton Chronicler, Vol. 2017 #1
Another section of this newsletter will contain information about the Dignity emphasis in which we are engaged, including objectives from the 5 passion groups. So, I’ll refrain from touching on those details in this space. However, I will express my delight and excitement about the momentum being gained through our ongoing conversations and work.