CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's Unite Rochester blog post: More guns will not alleviate gun violence

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle printed Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's "Unite Rochester" blog post on Sunday, June 27, 2016 which was entitled, "Guns! Guns! Guns!"

Dr. McMickle shared a frightening story about his father being threatened with gun violence, and strongly asserts that arming more citizens with firearms will only exacerbate the problem.

Read the blog post  here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2016/06/22/guns-guns-guns/86224090/

Dr. McMickle leads service of remembrance for victims of Orlando tragedy

The CRCDS community gathered in the chapel on Monday, June 13 to remember the victims of the tragedy in Orlando.  Those in attendance prayed for the LGBT community in Orlando and around the globe while calling for an end to violence against all people.  Please join us in our continued prayer for peace and healing for the Orlando community and for all those touched by violence.

To view a portion of the service, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZk5RxMwwg4&feature=youtu.be

After the Stanford Ruling: CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks: "Liberty and Justice for whom?"

In his latest Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle "Unite Rochester" blog post, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle expresses his dismay at the ruling in the Stanford University rape case, and asks some probing questions about justice, race, and the American judicial system.

Read the essay here: http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/06/07/the-double-standard-still-exists/

Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, one of five finalists for Rochester Women's Network "W" Award

Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, was one of five honorees chosen to receive the prestigious Rochester Women's Network "W" award at the organization's 30th annual awards ceremony on May 24th.

Rochester Women's Network (RWN), the oldest and largest networking group for women in the Rochester area, bestows the "W" award annually to a woman, nominated by her peers, who exemplifies outstanding leadership, compassion, mentoring skills and guidance in helping other women. Elaine Spaull, Director of the Center for Youth, Rochester city council member and 2005 "W" award recipient, emceed the event  at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Victor, NY.

Dr. Moore, a beloved part of the CRCDS faculty since 2005, has dedicated her professional life to improving conditions for society's marginalized citizens. She served as Executive Director of Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry for ten years, managed Highland Hospital's Center for Women and has been involved with Interfaith Ministry of Preaching and Retreat work since 1972.

The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) printed a story on RWN's "W" award finalists. Click here to read the article:http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2016/05/19/rwn-reveals-2016-w-award-finalists/84586942/

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CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle on what we can do about poverty, racism, and violence

The Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) has featured prominently in the Rochester news over the past year. This organization, guided by a board of community leaders that includes CRCDS President, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, was formed to address vital issues related to confronting and ultimately eliminating poverty in the greater Rochester, NY area.

While organizations such as these need our support, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle reminds us that we, as citizens, can utilize four powerful weapons against poverty: our visions, values, voices and our votes.

To read the entire blog, click here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2016/05/12/were-not-powerless-fight-against-racism-poverty/84299914/