Doing Art For Peace In Ferguson
Maria Maguire works in Ferguson with The Vine - a Community Outreach Asset Based program. On the Anniversary of the announcement of the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Maria participated in a painting project along the street where one year prior, people gathered to protest. Maria finished off a peace sign that another person had begun. She painted blossoms on the peace sign and then flanked it with dogwoods. It was a beautiful testament to her own belief that when we are rooted in earth, and value all creatures, we flourish in peace.
As night fell, corps members gathered with hundreds of others to remember the grief and mayhem of one year before. We also prayed for the people of Minneapolis and Chicago and families all over this nation who continue to live in fear or in the aftermath of police brutality. We see this as a part of our discipleship: bringing all of ourselves, our art, our prayer, our presence to the places where people cry out for justice, truth, and love.
Here's the video: LINK to the news peice on Art for Peace.
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