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Rev. Anne R. Atwell answers Palette Shout Out

Rev. Anne R. Atwell: Sunshine Cathedral, Minister of Connections
Rev. Anne R. Atwell: Sunshine Cathedral, Minister of Connections

We asked: What is the best way to build strong ties across communities?

By sharing our personal stories, we can connect with people in ways that we might not otherwise connect. Stereotypes or preconceived notions may lead to fear and misunderstanding about how “the other” thinks or acts when, in actuality, our journeys can be quite similar. Yes, there are differences in each life and there are ways of being that may not be easily understood by all people and communities. But when we share what is most meaningful to us in our life, we will see more commonality than difference; we will see the value in all people’s journeys, and healing connections will be formed.

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