Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Esther Lee
On December 5, the Salvation Army in New York hosted a delightful holiday concert, presenting four singing Ambassadors. Little did anyone know that it would fall on the day one of the most revered men who symbolized unity and freedom would pass away. The news of Nelson Mandela’s death grieves us all. It made the concert even more meaningful, as he had committed his life to fighting for freedom and peace, which were precisely the messages that the Ambassadors promoted.
The Ambassadors who sang were:
I give thanks today for those who cannot keep from singing.
Song sustains us, guides us.
Song expresses our deepest fears and our most profound hopes.
Song challenges the powers and proclaims an alternative vision.
Song leads us into living that alternative.
The January Term Doctor of Ministry class meeting at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations attended chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations today. Chaplain Kathleen Stone reminded us of the power and roles of song. And I thought of:
Sweet Honey in the Rock
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