As we continue our discussion this week, our guests include: State Rep. Park Cannon represents St. Luke’s and has pursued a career in public health, including work at the Feminist Women’s Health Center; Allison Stouffer Kopp is president of Georgia NOW and an executive with VOX communications; and parishioner Melita Easters, founding chair and executive director of Georgia WIN List, who “raised” her two daughters at St. Luke’s. We will look more at the politics behind the recent abortion ban in Georgia and other states as well at looking at some of the statistical information about abortion. We will also look at the Episcopal Church's stance on reproductive health.
Click here to see the Episcopal Church's statement on abortion.
State Rep. Jasmine Clark, a PhD epidemiologist, joins St Luke’s parishioners Alice Limehouse and Tanya Washington, who are mothers and who will share their personal stories to shed light on this sensitive issue, for an informative conversation.
St. Luke's welcomes State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver and Grady Public Health leader Jasmine Moore. NOTE: Audio does not begin until about 9 minutes into the video.
Ed Bacon talks with Brenda Mohammed, a nationally certified victim advocate and a leader in violence prevention. She serves as the Executive Director of Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. a nonprofit organization that advocates for and provides services to victims of crime. Channeling the loss of her son to violent crime at age 16, Brenda founded Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters, a national organization dedicated to stopping community violence. This work provided opportunities for her to work with former presidents and address Congress regarding policies related to violence prevention and raise awareness of violence as a health issue. She was instrumental in establishing the Crime Victims Bill of Rights, funding for victim compensation, and helped launch victim assistance programs nationwide. Also dedicated to children’s education, Brenda served as president for the Atlanta Board of Education.
June 2, 2019 | The Essentials of Deep Listening | Linda and Louis McLeod
Sometimes without even knowing it, we expect others to mirror our ideas, views, perspectives. This Sunday we will give some thought to this and learn how to open ourselves to hearing other views in preparation for some courageous conversations.