Friday, March 22, 2013

How People Pray

That will be the topic, "Powerful Prayer, Prophets and Politics," Monday, April 29 at 11:45 am - 1:30 pm at Focus:HOPE, 1400 Oakmand Boulvard, Detroit.

The sprawling campus founded the social services, infant and senior food program, and re-tooling workers' program back in 1968 when civil unrest rocked my Motown with rioting, and more.

How that started with praying of the late Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis invites participants to tour Focus:HOPE and to enjoy hearing how clergy, among others, pray.

How prayer moves them to action and stepping up to the plate follows.

Just how prayer sparked efforts to recognize the dignity and beauty of every human being is central to the mission of Focus:HOPE.

"Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.  And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust an affection."

That's what Focus:HOPE believes. 

And, it flowed from deep reflection and prayer.

It did.

It thrives today from the foundation of the connection the founders had with the Maker.

Both founders were people of prayer.

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