Victims of Violence

Asset Based Community Development aka “Communion”

March 8, 2017

“Hey Ya’ll:I can’t thank you enough for helping me to raise Emman and Clyde. As shy as Clyde is he got a job working at [a] Restaurant on Magazine Street. Plus he have a secret girlfriend. N—and I saw him and her walking holding hands. she’s a cute lil thing, Hispanic. I guess he’ll introduce […]

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The Perversion of Hatred

June 23, 2015

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King The limestone rocks pushed out among the scrub brush and wind worn oaks that are strewn about the Hill Country in Texas and we drove on. The destination was Wimberley near […]

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On Guns: A Reflection by Fr. Terry

January 24, 2013

I was raised in a “gentleman’s hunting” family. I likely killed more clay pigeons than I did animals, but I did kill animals and trapped them in the marshes that are now subdivisions in Mississippi and did the manly hunting camp thing for wood ducks etc. Whenever I shot an animal sometimes my response was […]

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One Million Bones

October 2, 2012

    A Community within Communities: 1,000 Bones By The Rev. Bill Terry, Rector St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Bones, the last remains of life once lived. Bones, the vestiges of existence that carried the frames of men, women, and children and within those frameworks were housed tears, joy, hope, despair, the full range of humanness. […]

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A Community within Communities: Children of da hood

July 25, 2012

The place was a-buzz black men and women dressed for the occasion; their brown, white, and Asian counter parts settling in. Children were running here and there in nervous anticipation waiting for THE moment. Amongst the hubbub one could see a blind man or woman walking with their long white red-tipped “seeing sticks.” In all, […]

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Kristallnacht and Desecration at St. Anna’s

November 21, 2011

This is an Open Letter of Thanks sent to the Episcopal Clergy of New Orleans on 11/21/2011 addressing acts of desecration that occurred on 11/17/2011. As some may know St. Anna’s experienced an act of hatred and desecration recently. Swastikas were drawn on holy cards and arrayed in our prayer chapel aka Narthex in an […]

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All Saints Day 2011

November 1, 2011

It was a very quiet All Hallows eve for my wife Vicki and me. Only one set of goblins rousted us for treats. We read some, ate chicken pot pies, and then watched a very bad horror film and went to bed. It was quiet and cool and was a delightful evening. Not watching the […]

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