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Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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DLIVE founding team members: Calvin Evans, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi and Ray Winans.

Taking Action

Natalie Savale Special to the Jewish News Teen board gives grant to Connect Detroit. Hearing from young adults in Detroit who have experienced violence and trauma firsthand moved members of the Jewish Fund Teen Board to act. The Teen Board awarded a $19,000 grant to Connect Detroit, a nonprofit organization that strives to address community problems by…

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Guns in school concept showing red brick old fashion schoolhouse on a stack of educational school books with guns and bullets. Gun violence

Why I Protest Gun Violence

People asked me why we walked out of school on March 14. They were bewildered when we walked out a second time on April 20. They were dumbfounded to see us standing in the pouring rain with candles after Santa Fe. Every time, my answer for them was the same: We are standing here because…

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