Sustainable Communities, Prosperous Nation – For All

Posted by   Wes Berry on 2017-01-14

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America, as a nation, is not sustainable. Our current rate of consumption exceeds available resources, and our current economic structure benefits a small minority. There is an increasing, staggering, divide between wealthy and poor and the stress caused by dwindling resources and inequality will continue to lead to civil unrest. Proposed “solutions” are partisan, further stressing our…

Homophobia Is Not A Christian Virtue – A Biblically Correct Stance

Posted by   Wes Berry on 2016-06-24

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I will not win the argument homosexuality is not a sin. There are 31,102 verses in the Bible. 23,145 in the Old Testament and 7,957 in the New Testament. Of these, the following reference homosexuality. ‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.’  Lev 18:22 For this reason…

Living In The Gay South

Posted by   Seth Persily on 2016-06-13

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This is an appeal to my LGBTQ community, our friends and our allies. For the last year I’ve watched as we’ve relaxed and celebrated (and I’ve celebrated too!). We Won Marriage, and Yes, that’s a dream come true. But the reality is that for me and millions of other gay people, things have actually been getting a lot…

What’s going on with Those Semi-Colon Tattoos We’ve Been Seeing Lately?

Posted by   Wes Berry on 2016-06-06

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Have you seen a semi-colon tattoo and wondered the meaning behind it? Well, us too, so we did some research. Evidently someone gets a semi-colon tattoo to represent a struggle they or someone close to them have with depression and/or mental health. It also helps spread hope and opens the door for discussion about suicide prevention….

Atlanta’s HIV Crisis – What We Are Up Against

Posted by   Wes Berry on 2016-03-14

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Atlanta (GA), is in the midst of an HIV/AIDS crisis. Each time new HIV/AIDS statistics for Atlanta (GA) are released, the numbers seem to be worse than before. In a time where medical advancements are such that someone with HIV can take medication to reduce their viral load to zero (thus non-transmittable per studies), and…

On The Front Lines Against Ebola: Leading The Fight For World Health

Posted by   Wes Berry on 2016-03-08

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Atlanta is home to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), an organization with a mission to “protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack”. This purpose means many…

Europe’s Shame: Romania’s Street Children

Posted by   John Lancer on 2016-01-26

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Nine years after Romania joined the European Union, its outward appearance is Western, liberal and democratic. Yet the reality for thousands of children living on the street paints a starkly different picture. In 2007, Romania joined the European Union. It became a member of the largest and wealthiest trading bloc in the world. Recent insights…