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January 8, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Weber Retreat and Conference Center brings back its popular Dine and Discuss, but in a virtual format. Join others in reading The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine, the compelling story Yousef Bashir’s experience as a young boy growing up in the Gaza Strip – and the sudden challenges of finding his home occupied by soldiers.
Tune in from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 24, 2021, to view a group discussion and a presentation by Linda Tomala, a member of the Detroit hub of the Meta Peace Team. She practiced non-violence and bystander intervention during several trips to the Middle East, including at the Israeli-Palestinian border.
Books may be purchased through the Weber Shop for $10 plus postage, if applicable. Contact the Weber Shop at 517-266-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is free, but registration is required to receive the live stream link, which includes the ability to submit questions. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registration is also available by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing email@example.com.
January 7, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters stand with the other more than 1,300 leaders of Catholic Sisters nationwide as we make this statement:
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.
In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.