Sunday, January 20, 2013

MLK Service

RCC members participated in a fabulous service where four churches joined together to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The churches participating were: Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, First Unitarian Universalist Church, the Church of Scientology and Historic Community Church. The Service was held at Corinthian and began with a potluck at 2pm, where all church members and others from the community came together to break bread. After that, all moved swiftly to the sanctuary where they felt a sense of community unlike anything before.  There was a mix of races and faith, and all church choirs sang together, each church pastor led a part of the service and a wide variation of people sat together in the pews. Nashville chapter members who participated were Brian Fesler, Carol Mansour and Julie Brinker. Julie also sent out a press release covering this historic event and two newspapers covered it – The Nashville Pride Newspaper and the Tennessee Tribune. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Learning about Life in Captivity

The RCC met up with members of Amnesty International who had a guest in town: Peter Moore. Peter had been a political prisoner in Iraq during 2007–2009. He told RCC members a wild story where he was taken captive against his will, threatened, beaten and generally mistreated. Although, he was able to convey his story in an overall light-hearted manner and his communication was excellent. RCC members were very interested to hear from him and had many questions afterward. He said he is currently taking some time off from work to travel and has been sharing his story with anyone interested.