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Happening Monday ...
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#WOC45 Prophetic Voices: A Celebration of WOC ...
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“This is still a pending fight within the Roman Catholic Church, and that's why it's so important that the women who have a clear consciousness that this is an injustice and contrary to the witness of the Gospel do not disappear, do not leave the Church.” — Sr. Teresa Forcades, OSB youtu.be/zBKnD8CCe0M #WOC45 ...
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“We look forward to continuing to work with you until such time as women have their rightful place at the table.” — We Are Church Ireland youtu.be/axX_I9xosYA #WOC45 ...
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“The mission of the Women's Ordination Conference is critical, not only for those women with a call for ministry, but for all of us who need to be represented in every single place where decisions about our lives are being made.” — Lilian Medina Romero youtu.be/DWGyv3IiI9E #WOC45 ...
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“You’ve lived through hard times, through dark times...but you were not intimidated, you did not kowtow or bow down. You kept speaking your message loudly and clearly and for that you deserve great credit.” — Fr. Tony Flannery youtu.be/atdEZvWrhoU #WOC45 ...
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“I know personally what it's like to be prejudiced, excluded because of a biological characteristic of race, and so whenever biology is used to exclude, it is an act of injustice and needs to be called out.” — Nontando Hadebe youtu.be/6r6bMmFOB2E #WOC45 #OrdainWomen ...
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“When Pope Francis said ‘the door is closed to women priests,’ Bishop Erwin Krautler responded, ‘As long as a door is there, it should be open.’”— Fr. Luke Hansen, SJ youtu.be/ulnYFxUU4Gs #WOC45 #OrdainWomen ...
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“You've shown generations of women that remaining prophetically Catholic is possible and necessary.” — Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee youtu.be/3WhkzuDhOXs #WOC45 ...
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“Who are we as men to say that our call from God is authentic, but God's call to women is not? As the Catholic priest, I have to face the truth: the problem is not with God, but with our all-male clerical culture that views women as lesser than men and as a threat to their power.” — Fr. Roy Bourgeois youtu.be/DYT-VlYPdbI #WOC45 #OrdainWomen ...
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“The Church is a superspreader of sexism. This hugely influential institution is saying to the world that women need to be restricted and ring-fenced and they need to let the men get on with the business of running the show.”— Miriam Duignan youtu.be/6ffRlpV7KrM #WOC45 ...
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Our first #WOC45 Prophetic Voices video is live! Watch our Board president Jen O'Malley and her wife Liz Carlin kick off the day with a warm welcome and a shoutout to our sponsors. #WOC45 youtu.be/2IeYK7aPedE ...
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“This weekend is not about closed doors but about being protagonists in the renewal of our Church.” — WOC Executive Director Kate McElweeyoutu.be/kYmSny11Vus #WOC45 ...
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Conversations With Women Who Strike: Margaret Prescod ...
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Womenpriests world-wide and their communities are invited to join the Zoom gathering, and listen to how Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, with the Rev. Dr. William J Barber II, "created the largest coordinated wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in 21st Century America." Learn from Liz, and help RCWP and our small faith communities create the energy and become unified supporters of the Poor People's Campaign. Let's get involved in the "moral fusion" of action and policy for a more just and equitable society. Please open this link (zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvf-uspzgoEtNm-rQBvzObm64p_cvdMyFR) and complete the Zoom registration to join us and receive reminders about this upcoming event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the gathering. ...
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Coming soon: The Holy Wisdom 10th anniversary concert featuring Robert Jorgensen, Piano. Sunday, October 25, at 3 PM on Zoom. Music selections will include Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwinas well as compositions by Brahms and Debussy. Concert is free and donation funds will be given to the pianist (through holywisdomicc.org, write “concert” in the comment box). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containinginformation about how to join the meeting. Register here: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrf-irqDgoE9aemHDDHyZDwHxFacIPhLuv ...
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Fun times prepping Meatloaf Monday... ...
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OlyMAP friends and volunteers: We have scheduled a camp clean-up at Deschutes Parkway encampment for this Saturday, Aug. 29 th, 9am-2pm. Just over a month ago, over a dozen community members joined us at the Deschutes Parkway tent encampment to assist the residents in removing garbage from the area. Since then, residents have continued cleaning up the site and have asked for the support of another community clean-up to help finish the job.Click here to help: docs.google.com/document/d/1A2GUlDO97EwZ1glCcTjVa6YylAls_7xl_HRnTFOph40/edit ...
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Coming Thursday...Gather with us online for our annual Interfaith Pride service. Together we will honor the faith tradition of revolution for liberation, from Pharaoh to Stonewall to now, the work of liberation continues. Thursday, June 19, at 7 pm on Facebook Live. www.facebook.com/events/321349642190368/ ...
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Statement from area clergy on BLM and armed milia groups... ...
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Letter published today from elected officials on Vigilantism: ---We, elected leaders in Thurston County, oppose the presence of armed vigilantes patrolling our communities. In recent weeks, organized armed groups have escalated an already tense situation, carrying both lethal and less-than-lethal weapons in an intimidating fashion.These vigilantes, including groups known as American Wolf, Proud Boys and Three-Percenters, use the rhetoric of “peace keeping.” However, their actions do not align with their words. They have created a climate of fear for our residents, particularly residents of color, local businesses, and all who are nonviolently protesting against police brutality and centuries of racial injustice. Their presence has not contributed positively in any way to the protests.We acknowledge the pattern of armed self-appointed “peace keepers” is historically how paramilitary forces gain control of local areas during times of national instability such as the times we are living through now. We encourage residents to look beyond the surface rhetoric of “peace keeping” and research the actions and political ties of these organizations to understand their intentions for our community and country. In a time of multiple local, national and global crises, we know we are stronger together when we live our shared values of diversity, inclusion, acceptance, and community beauty. We have heard concerns about law enforcement cooperation with non-permitted militia activity. We affirm this is unacceptable. Any appearance of indifference or camaraderie further erodes fragile relationships between the public and law enforcement, and jeopardizes the entire community’s safety.The tactics of intimidation and fear have no place in Thurston County. We reject the presence of armed vigilantes, and find their actions contrary to our shared interest in keeping Thurston County a safe place to live, work and do business.We call on business, faith, nonprofit and neighborhood leaders to do the same. Signed,Denny Heck, Congressman, 10th DistrictSam Hunt, Senator, 22nd DistrictBeth Doglio, Representative, 22nd District Laurie Dolan, Representative, 22nd District Tye Menser, Thurston County CommissionerMary Hall, Thurston County AuditorSteven Drew, Thurston County Assessor Jeff Gadman, Thurston County TreasurerJoe Downing, Commissioner, Port of OlympiaEJ Zita, Commissioner, Port of OlympiaCheryl Selby, Olympia MayorJessica Bateman, Olympia Mayor Pro TemJim Cooper, Olympia City CouncilClark Gilman, Olympia City CouncilDani Madrone, Olympia City CouncilLisa Parshley, Olympia City CouncilRenata Rollins, Olympia City CouncilAndy Ryder, Lacey MayorCynthia Pratt, Lacey Deputy MayorCarolyn Cox, Lacey City CouncilMalcolm Miller, Lacey City CouncilMichael Steadman, Lacey City CouncilDavid Watterson, Tenino City CouncilJoan Cathey, Tumwater Mayor Pro TemMichael Althauser, Tumwater City CouncilLeatta Dahlhoff, Tumwater City CouncilTom Oliva, Tumwater City CouncilEileen Swarthout, Tumwater City CouncilMolly Carmody, Yelm City CouncilScott Clifthorne, Olympia School BoardMaria Flores, Olympia School BoardHilary Seidel, Olympia School Board ...
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Gather with us online for our annual Interfaith Pride service. Together we will honor the faith tradition of revolution for liberation, from Pharaoh to Stonewall to now. The work of liberation continues. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7 PM – 7:30 PM Please join this live video event by clicking on this Facebook Live link: www.facebook.com/events/321349642190368/ ...
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