This issue of The Advocate focuses on diversity and respecting the dignity of all people--regardless of race, nationality, cultural differences, or disability. Finding unity in diversity is illustrated in the stories on L'Arche (an inter-denominational Christian community of people with and without intellectual disabilities), the Matt 25 thrift shop and the various forms of celebrating Mass throughout the world. Articles also show how the lack of social inclusiveness can lead to discrimination--against farmworkers and against people of color. There is also an inspiring piece on the new emergency air ambulance service for Medor, Haiti.
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The Haiti Air Ambulance visited the people of St. Joseph's parish for the first time on Feb. 19, 2015. Now emergency medical services will be available to residents of Medor.
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history of the historically black Tinner Hill neighborhood in Falls Church. Edwin B. Henderson II, president and founder of the Foundation, spoke about his grandfather's legacy as the first African American to be certified to teach Physical Education in public schools, and the first organizer of a basketball league for black players.
OLQP celebrated Martin Luther King on Jan. 19, 2015.
Editor: Paula Cruickshank, 703-533-7355, email@example.com
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