crossing bordersThis may be our most important Hearth event yet. “Border Crossings” is the theme for our summer Hearth gathering. Six brave souls will tell personal stories of crossing racial, social, legal, and physical borders on Thursday, June 11th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland (1800 E. Main St.). Cost is $5 and proceeds collected at the door will benefit the Rogue Valley office of Oregon Action, a non-profit organization that works for health, racial, and economic equity here in Southern Oregon. Tellers include Alma Rosa Alvarez, Andrea Anderson, Ricardo Lujan, Jeff Golden, Marvin Ratner, and Julie Lockhart. Music by Wendi Stanek, Duane Whitcomb and friends including Abe Neimark and Talen Heater. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli. Bike, walk, or carpool if you can, to reduce our carbon footprint and allow parking for those who need it.

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  • May 22, 2015 at 2:30 am


    What a splendid and cogent topic! We need all of the bridges we can build.

    I am doing, for example, an interfaith dialogue with Rabbi Joshua Boettiger. We are calling our testimonial series in the Ashland Daily Tidings, “Mochas, Midrash, and Mysteries.”

    The whole idea is to foster passages through dialogue across boundaries of religion and faith.

    I intend to be at this lovely event.


    Daniel Murphy

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