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4. and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
5. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
From time to time I write a topic over at my blog called Why Fiction Matters. It discusses ways I've found where fiction helps us on a daily basis as Christians. One entry spoke on HBO's movie The Girl in the Cafe and how it interlocked the theme of global poverty and romance together in such a way that the script couldn't have one without the other. Another topic on Christian Gaming and how this new form of entertainment will meet the need of the gaming community without creating children who are numb to pornography and sin.
Usually I find my examples for this topic in the news or from observing some form of fiction entertainment. But yesterday at McKendree UMC I witnessed it during a sermon...
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Mayor Shirley Franklin Hosts World AIDS Day Memorial Quilt Display in City Hall
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will host the 2005 World AIDS Day display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt in City Hall. The display will include more than 50 3-foot by 6-foot handmade panels including the panel Rosa Parks created in memory Deborah Haynes for The Quilt. The opening ceremony for the display will feature remarks by Mayor Franklin; Julie Rhoad, executive director of The NAMES Project Foundation; and H. Lamar Willis, Atlanta City Council member and board member of The NAMES Project. The program will also include the traditional reading of the names on The Quilt and a Quilt dedication ceremony at which time new panels will be presented to The NAMES Project including those created by Pearl Ann Walker and Mamie Hughley, both in their 90s and members of Reynoldstown Quilters.
This display is presented by The NAMES Project Foundation, the international caretaker of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, now headquartered in
1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at City Hall Atrium,
World AIDS Day is the ideal time to remind the community that HIV/AIDS still poses a serious, lethal threat and a display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a vivid and poignant way to illustrate what has been lost and what is at risk. With teddy bears and Boy Scout badges, The Quilt is our most powerful educative tool in the fight to curb the tide of new HIV infections. With more than 45,000 handmade panels, The Quilt stands as the largest piece of community folk art in the world and the most democratic memorial ever created.
Known as a leader in the fight for civil rights, Rosa Parks was one of the more than 100,000 individuals who have created a panel for The AIDS Memorial Quilt. Her panel for Deborah Haynes will be among those on display at City Hall on World AIDS Day. This World AIDS Day (December 1) also marks the 50th anniversary of the day Mrs. Parks refused to relinquish her bus seat in