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Auburn Blog for Week of February 14th
By Kellie Anderson-Picallo
February 8, 2011
A possible boycott of “Jesus Chicken”, peace in the Middle East and celebrating the gifts of woman leaders are on Auburn’s mind this week. Also,an Auburn documentary recommendation for documentary for Black History Month to help your congregation trouble the waters and heal the world. We can recommend blogs to track and resources to help you trouble the waters and heal the world.
Religious Leader of the Week Mona Eltahaway To learn more about Egyptian Journalist and Muslim's thoughtful reflection on the uprising in Egypt click here.
A Blog to Follow Auburn recommends you track State of Formation for the very best thoughts from emerging leaders. Click here for more on SoF and here to track a recent SoF blog that comments on Chik-Fil-A and the movement of “Jesus Chicken.”
Death of LGBT activist David Kato The time is now to bring discussion around LGBT equality to your community. The death of David Kato reminds each of us that the critical discussion is needed. Listen to Imam Muhsin Hendricks, an openly gay man of Muslim faith in South Africa whose story is highlighted in the excellent documentary resource A Jihad For Love. Click here for more.
Black History Month Auburn recommends the documentary Fair Game as a resource for discussion in your community this Black History Month. Also, be sure to follow this great blog throughout February from faith leader Rev. Irene Monroe.
Katharine Henderson Blog Auburn continues to track information about the Arizona violence and how it has shaped conversation around social service and the lengths of what it can mean to take a stand on issues such as healthcare and immigration. Click here to read Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson’s blog featured in Washington Post's On Faith and click here to learn more about this story through the lens of Rep. Gifford’s Jewish faith.
Women’s Leadership Ain’t I A Leader brings together women from a variety of experiences, perspectives and from across generational and professional lines to address the particular issues and challenges confronting African-American women religious leaders today. Click here to learn more about Ain’t I A Leader and Auburn’s women’s multifaith program.
StoryCorps This week Auburn features a powerful story from StoryCorps. Click here to listen as Michael Levine remembers what it was like to witness the Stonewall riots in 1969.This interview is provided courtesy of StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide all Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Click here to learn more about StoryCorps.
Documentary to Track Auburn has recommendations for bringing documentary film to your community as a source of discussion and engagement. Click here to learn more. This month Auburn recommends A Small Act. Click here to learn more about the film and offers free curriculum for compelling discussion.
All Things Catholic (John Allen)