Journeys of Courage: Remarkable Stories of the Healing Power of Community

Journeys of Courage: Remarkable Stories of the Healing Power of Community

by Joy Carol


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The real communities in these compelling stories have faced tremendous adversity -- from abuses within the church to the devastating losses of September 11 to surviving trauma in Northern Ireland to the torment of addiction and poverty. They have stumbled and fallen, and they have also learned and grown. Not only do their stories show that broken communities can heal, they underscore the enormously positive impact healing has on our world. Journeys of Courage offers hope, inspiration, and courage for everyone in the larger community that is our world, from environmentalists to social activists to those of us struggling with problems in our families, our churches, and our local communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781893732797
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 03/18/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

The United States
Community Gardening: Tending Our Gardens25
The Firefighters
Firehouse Engine 217: Healing Around the Kitchen Table33
A Firefighter's Family: Discovering Our Hearts' Treasures48
The Bagpipers: Lifting Their Spirits63
The Healing Trees: Remembering Heroes71
The Department of Sanitation: Clearing Sacred Ground77
St. Paul's Chapel: Creating a Haven89
Our Children and "Ordinary People": Touching Angels97
Contemporary Roman Catholics (CRC): Running With God111
The Caregivers: Caring for Our Souls123
The Republic of Ireland
The Church: Facing the Truth137
Cuan Mhuire Addiction Center: Finding a Way From Hell153
Mountjoy Prison's Dochas Center: Creating New Lives167
Northern Ireland
Survivors of Trauma: Yearning for Wholeness189
Political Prisoners in the Maze Prison: Embracing Our Mothers' Sons205
The Corrymeela Community: Welcoming to All215
Restoration Ministries: Interlocking Our Journeys229

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