May 2014

May 29 2014


From our Friends at URI North America OUR APPEAL FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF THE NIGERIAN GIRLS As women of the URI, we are deeply concerned by the continued refusal to allow the Nigerian school girls to return to their homes and loved ones. We are also aware of how their rights have been violated and instead used as a score to settle political interests. As mothers and sisters, our hearts are breaking to hear of the... Read more »

May 26 2014

Summer Programming Sizzle

  Summer Sizzle BeginsLET THE FUN BEGIN AT OUR HOUSEOUR HOUSE is creating something NEW for SUMMER 2014. Our classes are growing, with new artists becoming part of the family of Artists who are on track for better product, services and programming. Being an artist of Our House means being given a chance to ramp up the volume on ART. We start with Sunday Delight on Sunday, May 24th with the Awesome DJ and return this... Read more »

May 18 2014

CARAVAN 2014 “AMEN” figures with Artists in Egypt

As Egypt steps into her future, the 6th CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art will open in Cairo on 17 June 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art on the Cairo Opera Grounds, and then "caravan" for exhibition to the renowned National Cathedral in Washington D.C., then on to New York City at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. The 2014 CARAVAN exhibition will result in an unprecedented gathering... Read more »

May 18 2014

Bishop Swing: Reflections on my recent trip to the UN

URI's United Nations representative, Monica Willard, invited me to participate in an interfaith service at the Church Center in the morning of April 30, 2014. The purpose was to gather the nuclear disarmament statements of all of the religions and interfaith organizations into one offering on an altar in order to direct the attention of the hundreds of people gathered in New York to focus on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  The purpose was also to... Read more »

May 18 2014

Pan African Cultural Festival

THINK PEACE INTERNATIONALSUPPORTS S.H.A.P.E. Community Center The 35th Annual Pan African Cultural Festival will be held May 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun, Houston, Texas. On this special day, a day of self-determination, the Houston community commemorates and honors the sacrifice and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The festival is free and open to the public with fun for the whole family. So join the community where shaping... Read more »

May 08 2014

Mother’s Day Proclamation

Dear Friends, Once again as those of you in the West prepare to celebrate Mother's Day on May 11, it's important to remember that the first person working to establish such a day in the U.S. was Julia Ward Howe - and she called for a Mother's Peace Day with the below Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870. Sadly, more than one hundred and forty years later these words sear our hearts with their clarity, truth, and... Read more »

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