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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 17, 2006

Keep Our Community From Going Hungry

Please keep our food pantry in your hearts, minds and hands. A student wrote me today, "I've noticed lately that food is being snapped off the shelf as soon as anyone puts it there. I helped someone carry in three large bags of stuff the other day and it was gone within hours. Food pantry shelves frequently are empty. Scary to think people are going hungry."

An essential part of waging peace in the world is being mindful of those less fortunate. If you have something to spare, please share it. I encourage you all to ask your field ed sites, churches and friends to make contributions as they are able. Please leave non-perishable foods in the food pantry in Sturtevant and clothes, toiletries and hygiene products either in my office on the first floor of Worcester or the donation box for Victory House in the front hall of Stoddard.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528

Weekly peace Vigil on the Quad
Weekly Peace Vigil on the Quad
Every Wednesday from noon to 12:50 p.m.

This humble yet powerful act of witnessing in the ANTS community takes place every Wednesday throughout the year as we take an hour of our time to stand in unity against all forms of injustice and violence in our world today.
Share your concerns regarding any acts of violence and your celebrations regarding any acts of non-violence you've witnessed throughout the week and lift them up in the building of our Beloved Community.
Please feel free to bring sources, signs, songs and smiles.

Contact: Kurt Walker

11 AM to 3 PM

All invited to participate in vigil to support
St. John's Lutheran Church and their Pastor Bradley Schmeling.

August 8, 2006, Bishop Ronald Warren of the Southeastern Synod filed formal charges with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) against Pastor Schmeling because of his committed relationship with Rev. Darin Easler.

Currently, the ELCA has a policy that excludes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in relationships from the ordained ministry. The congregation, which stands in solidarity with Pastor Schmeling, prays the ELCA will change its policy or that Bishop Warren will drop the charges before a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin on January 19, 2007.

I will be keeping vigil between 11am and 3pm on Friday January 19. Please bring inclusive spiritual readings to share and of course silence is always welcome.

Please go to to sign up for the prayer vigil and to view the encouraging company you will have. Please sign up even if you are not able to vigil in person but are willing to hold vigil within your hearts and in your own way.

Julianna Donofrio

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand