Author: Terry Forde

Independence Day, 2020

As you seek ways to safely celebrate this Independence Day holiday, remember the ideals to which we are called as a people and as a nation and remember the sacrifices that have been made for freedom.

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Fathers of Hope

Fathers are the authors of hope. We hope that how we do the things we need to learn will be acceptable. Fathers not only accept it, they run with it and basically convey to us that we are going to make it as humans.

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Juneteenth 2020

While it stands as a symbol for freedom, Juneteenth also stands as a testament to the continuing impact of slavery on our society. It is a call to action for all Americans to confront the underlying issues in our society and culture that have allowed slavery and it’s sad legacy to continue to shape and influence us.

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How June 11, 1963, Still Challenges Us

When we affirm that Black Lives Matter and seek to match the power of those words with meaningful engagement, renewed commitments, and defiant determination, it is with the events of June 11, 1963, well within our vision. There is much we can learn from those historic events. They contain examples of bravery, courage, and determination that still inspire us today.

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Lament and Blessing

God’s presence and power is not constrained by darkness. When voices are raised against injustice, God hears. Nothing can stop the dawn. Blessed are those who speak out boldly! Not with fear, but with soundness, and with power, and with love.

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