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Next First Tuesday Film: Myanmar Killing Fields

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First Tuesday Film for December – a Review

On December 4th, the First Tuesday Film, in conjunction with the Dallas Peace and Justice Center will be presenting the Frontline showing of “Myanmar’s Killing Fields.” Be aware this film is not appropriate for the young or sensitive, as it … Continue reading

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Finding Middle Ground Through Common Ground

(This is a story that came to me in a dream. My hope is that you find a way to reach out to someone else this holiday season. Beth) Once there were two soldiers on either side of a border … Continue reading

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Defying the Nazis, a Review

This Tuesday, November 6, the First Tuesday Film, in conjunction with the Dallas Peace and Justice Center, will hold a viewing of Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. A film about the efforts of Waitstill and Martha Sharp to free … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Halloween

Many cultures believe Halloween is the one night of the year when the veil separating the physical and spiritual worlds is lifted. Since ancient times people have believed that, for a brief span of hours, the living and the dead … Continue reading

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A Personal Story about Domestic Violence

      This Sunday, October 14, Sarah Nejdl will deliver our message. She represents Families to Freedom a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing transportation to domestic violence victims who have a place to go, yet require assistance … Continue reading

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Voting is Your Birthright

Too often we block the voices of the past. The cries in the night as a woman was being beaten or raped simply because she was brave enough to stand up for what she believed, the deep sobs of a mother watching her black son lynched. Buried deep within the Me-Too movement and Black Lives Matter, as well as other cultural groups, are the anguish and the determination of individuals who refused to stay quiet and were willing to take their passion to the grave. We can acknowledge their sacrifices by simply taking 20 minutes out of our day on November 6 to mark a ballot. Continue reading

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