Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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Caption: A person is looking through a microscope with the title of the show underneath. 

Written by Janell Ryan, Newsletter Editor

 

This month, I’m recommending the show ‘Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness’. The entire 6-episode series came out earlier this year, with bite-sized episodes that are easily digested while also giving a lot to think about. Jonathan explores multiple fields, from learning about bugs and all their intricacies to investigating the snack industry and the rise of sugar addiction. However, there were two episodes that really struck a chord in me; one focusing on the gender binary, and the other focusing on skyscrapers and how they’re built.

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It's My Way!

Caption: The cover of studio album It’s My Way! by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

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Written by Calum Clow, Environmental Justice Organizer

 

When I visited San Francisco this past November, I toured Alcatraz Prison. A highlight of that destination was an exhibit on the Native American occupation of the island. One of the displays in the museum showed Indigenous contributions to mainstream pop culture and art. I took a picture of an old album cover that caught my attention so I could listen to it when I came home. The folk album was the revolutionary debut record of Buffy Sainte-Marie entitled “It’s My Way!” released in 1964.

 

 

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Reminders of Him

Caption: Allie holds up Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover. 

Written by Allie Dobson, Graphic Communications Organizer

 

My pick is a book called "Reminders of Him" by Colleen Hoover. The summary reads:
"After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter's life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
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Nonviolence in Wartime

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Caption: An Ukrainian Military Forces serviceman faces a long row of tanks. 

Written by Matt Guynn, Director of Organizing 

 

On Earth Peace is a peace agency of the Church of the Brethren, a historic peace church, which has long stood against war and sought to heal or accompany those affected by it.  As we watch the news from Ukraine, please spend time with the recent statement of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board and use tips for talking with children about war provided by the Church of the Brethren Childrens’ Disaster Services. You can also support on-the-ground material relief efforts for Ukraine through donations to Brethren Disaster Ministries.

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A Fellow's Reflection

Caption: Annabell stands in front of a castle, smiling at the camera.  

Written by Annabell Knapp, Kingian Nonviolence Fellow

 

Hello everyone! My name is Annabell, and I am the new Kingian Nonviolence Fellow for On Earth Peace! I want to take a moment and talk to you about the importance of Kingian Nonviolence (KNV), and the impact it has had on me personally.

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