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Agents of God’s Peace

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Worship Service
April 29, 2018
Chaplain Tina Chéry and Rev. Wayne S. Daley

In the face of violence and unimaginable heartbreak, how do we hold out hope of mercy and healing, and walk together toward a more just and humane world?  We welcome back Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry and Rev. Wayne S. Daley to First Parish to learn more about their groundbreaking work for justice and compassion here in Greater Boston.  Chaplain Chéry is the founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, named to honor her son, murdered in 1993 in gun violence at age 16 in Boston.  The Peace Institute in the past 20+ years has been carrying out an inspired mission of bringing dignity and compassion to devastated families and communities impacted by violence, training police and hospital workers in how to handle such traumas, and providing education to help counter racism and violence.  First Parish joins other UU congregations and many other organizations in supporting their work through the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace.  Their Lyceum, “Turning Pain and Anger into Power and Action,” is at 9:15 in the Parlor.