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The International Day of Peace

On September 21, the United Nations will recognize The International Day of Peace, a day for “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples” by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Each year, the day is given a theme that reflects current issues; the 2022 theme is … Continued

Spirit of Justice-Juneteenth, 6/19/22

By Joanne Thompson It was on or near the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd that I first heard the word Juneteenth. As I read more and more about Juneteenth from media sources, I realized that this African American holiday has been celebrated for over 150 years! I was 71 years old, yet I … Continued

Spirit of Justice: Women’s History Month

By Bob Millikan We are celebrating women’s history this month by highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Women’s History Month is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. Susan B. Anthony It seems very appropriate to start with Susan B. Anthony. She was … Continued

Spirit of Justice: Black History Month

As February ushers in fun holidays and traditions like Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and the Lunar New Year, it also offers the opportunity to recognize those who played a central, but often underrepresented role in US history. From February 1 through March 1, we observe Black History Month, a chance to celebrate and … Continued

Universal Human Rights

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This historic document reflects the well-established and honored ideas of ”inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, … Continued

Spirit of Justice Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Nationally, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking at least once in their lifetime. As people of faith, we know that God’s heart is for healthy relationships and healing communities. Take time this month to learn more about the effects of domestic … Continued