April 11, 2015 / 2014 / December
Dec
26
2014
by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week.
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Dec
19
2014
by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/friday-roundup-121914">Friday Roundup</a></h1>
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week.
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Dec
12
2014
by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week.
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Dec
11
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
Today begins the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. I hope we can all agree that we are against gun violence, despite the many conflicting opinions about the presence of guns in our society. If you are still seeking additional prayers for this weekend, I direct you to the resources at MarchSabbath.org.
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Dec
08
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/on-the-loss-of-empathy">On the loss of empathy</a></h1>
I've had many thoughts about the protests in Ferguson and throughout the country in response to the deaths of unarmed African-Americans. As you know, Episcopal Health Ministries has been active in promoting responses to violence; we agree with those who see violence as a public health issue.

This is surely not the only comment I'll have on these events, but I wanted to start with a look at what I think might be an underlying cause, as well as a possible long-term solution to these issues: Empathy (or the lack thereof).
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Dec
05
2014
by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week.
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Dec
04
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-art-created-by-healing-domestic-violence-survivors-on-display">16 Days: Art created by healing domestic violence survivors on display</a></h1>
For survivors of domestic abuse, making art can help the healing process. “When all else fails, and you have no words, art is so therapeutic,” Gates said. (Billings Gazette)
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Dec
03
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-of-gender-violence-awareness-human-trafficking">16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Human Trafficking</a></h1>
Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms; it is a global health risk; and it fuels the growth of organized crime. Human trafficking has a devastating impact on individual victims, and it undermines the safety and security of all nations it touches.
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Dec
02
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-stalking">16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Stalking Response Tips</a></h1>
As health ministers, it's not unusual for us to be approached by someone who is in need of help. It's important to know how to respond properly in the moment. Here are some tips from the Stalking Resource Center.
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