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While in LaGrange, we met many people working towards healing for their community. Part of that healing is the recognition of the murders and the injustice – and apologizing publicly for the criminal acts and negligence of whites. This is hard work. And everyone we met was fully invested in creating a more racially just and equitable community. There is much for us to think about and act upon to create a country that treats every individual with dignity and respect. There continues to be much work to be done around racial injustice. I promise to keep you posted as we discover ways to bring this truth and reconciliation work to Atlanta.
Then this morning, Compassionate Atlanta co-hosted a conversation with our charter partner, Compassion House for Living and Dying. Their model is based on dying with dignity. How do we prepare for death as a transition rather than a burden? How can we comfort the family and honor the wishes of the person who is dying? How can we create a community process for caring for one another?
Although these two experiences were very different, the wish for dignity remains at the core for every human being – in living and in dying.
Will you go into this weekend with the consciousness of that dignity? You may be celebrating freedom from slavery at the Passover Seder or death and birth this Easter Sunday or the birth of spring that surrounds us everywhere. No matter your practice, be aware, think about truth and reconciliation, and how we create a space of dignity for each and everyone of us.
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In case you have not noticed, the election is fast approaching. It’s in 45 days to be exact. So, that means if you are not
We often use the phrase “it takes a village”. So, when we ask the question, “Who is in your village?” Who comes to mind? Who’s
I remember exactly where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. I’m guessing that you remember where you were, too. I had no
Do you ever wish we had a universal language? One that spanned borders, religions, even the ages?
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine,
It’s almost here…2017. This coming year will be full of ways to participate in raising the voice of compassion throughout Metro Atlanta. January is already
How do you say I love you? Let me count the ways… Earlier this week, Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day – the holiday of love. ❤️
On this beautiful day in Atlanta, as we see the daffodils bloom 🌼 and the birds start their singing, we feel the restorative and healing
Did you know that you can help create a more compassionate Atlanta every time you go to the supermarket?
If you have a registered Kroger Plus Card (available for free at the Customer Service desk in every Kroger store) and a Kroger Community Rewards online account, and choose us as your designated non-profit organization, your purchases will begin earning rewards for Compassionate Atlanta within 7 to 10 business days!
Register your Amazon.com account, make Compassionate Atlanta your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 5% of eligible purchases to help us raise the voice of compassion throughout the city!