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About stokesnet

Jeanette Stokes is a writer, artist, minister, and the Director of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, located in Durha

Labyrinth

I’ve been trying to move more slowly this week. Perhaps that is my spiritual practice for this week we call Holy Week. I have been trying not to hurry and to take plenty of time for whatever I’m doing. Walking … Continue reading

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Feed Protesters in Madison

Want to help the protesters in Madison, WI?  Send food. I remember the joy we felt during the Obama campaign when gift pizzas started arriving at Faulkner and Gunther’s house in Durham. People who lived miles and miles away were … Continue reading

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Pauli Murray Exhibtion of Textiles

There was a great article in the Durham Herald Sun today about the RCWMS exhibition of textiles in honor of Pauli Murray.  Exhibition is up all of November at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Durham. Reception is Friday, Nov. 19, … Continue reading

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At the Dark End of the Street

You think you know the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Or do you? I attended a fabulous reading this evening by Danielle McGuire. She was reading from her new book, At the Dark End of the … Continue reading

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The right to choose

I strongly suggest you watch this interview. Rachel Maddow talks with Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell (pictured here) of Princeton University about the startling fact that we have 5 female Republican candidates for US Senate this year who are running on a … Continue reading

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Nell Painter

I attended a fabulous afternoon with historian Nell Painter yesterday at Duke Library.  Amazing woman.  Read her work.  This evening I watched a video of Dr. Painter on The Colbert Report.  She is exactly the right person to arm wrestle … Continue reading

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Red Rocks of New Mexico

I’m on vacation in New Mexico visiting my friend Sally who is here for her birthday.  Today we sat on a rock, ate lunch, and studied these views in the neighborhood of Abiquiu, NM. It is so gorgeous that it … Continue reading

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