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Feb
01
2017
 I’ve heard a lot of different things about the heroin epidemic in the streets of Kensington. Over 40 dead so far; 11 died in one weekend; the figure no one knows – the number of OD’s prevented by having the police down there carrying the death-preventive substance called Narcon. But someone told me some of the cops are tired of bringing back the same person over and over. There is a lot of talk and inquisitiveness about why would people buy drugs they knew were... + read more
Jan
25
2017
There were ten of us in our stocking feet sitting on folding chairs around a couple of oblong tables pushed together.  Our shoes were lined up outside the door of this sacred meeting space at Masjidullah, a mosque in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.  We members of the Program Committee, were there to do some planning for the 2017 Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation. which is scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, April 30, 2017 in the West Oak Lane section of... + read more
Sep
26
2016
For 15 years I have been traveling from Wilmington DE to Philadelphia to be a part of a large interfaith, peace loving, just culture movement and the many meetings offered by groups there.  I became involved particularly with the Philadelphia Walk for Peace and Reconciliation that was started after 9/11 from vision of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim activists who wanted something good to come out of such tragedy.  The group, known as the Interfaith PeaceWalk, was touted by the Harvard... + read more
May
19
2016
Some say avoid 13 at all costs The Interfaith PeaceWalk debunked that superstition and ushered in our Bar Mitzvah with overwhelming spiritual showers of blessing!  Turning 13 has great significance: moving from tween to teen, enlarging expectations, seeking to have a greater voice,  becoming more aware of the world around you………and its brokenness. And starting to take responsibility for reconciliation. 13 in dog years equates to being a... + read more
May
18
2016
Peace Peace is an act of humanity An act of kindness That should be brought upon everyone Peace, peace, peace Islam meaning peace Peace meaning faith Peace meaning interlocking within religion, culture and ethnicity Diversity amongst the world Equal but yet separate is what we lived through for many years An expression that touches many of us so dearly Nothing in life comes easy So the thing you may have to do is go that extra mile for it is worth it So... + read more

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