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March 1, 2012

The Commission on the Status of Women can be a difficult place to be.  Not only are we overwhelmed with a deluge of information, but that information can be pretty tough to hear.  Statistics on domestic and intimate partner violence, climate change...

March 1, 2012

“Men are the same everywhere.” Those were the words of a women’s rights activist from Kosovo. Many of the women seated in the United Nations Church Center chapel received her statement with enthusiastic applause. I am one of a handful of men...

February 29, 2012

In the beginning there was the Word… “We have to be very smart with our words.  Be very cautious with the word empowerment.  Empowerment implies that that someone else has the power and will empower you who are powerless.  However, everyone has...

February 26, 2012

Being invited to attend the 56th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is a blessing that I could never have expected. I knew that we’d hear powerful stories from women from rural areas around the world and then discuss obstacles...

February 25, 2012

It has been a blessing for me to meet Sarah from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. She shares my passion for Christ and development in Africa I want to start my blog post with a prayer.  There are too many wonderfully eloquent and powerful...

February 24, 2012

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The Rev. Shannon Kelly
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