Quote of the Day: Carroll County (Md.) Commissioner Robin Frazier

“I am willing to go to jail. If we cease to believe our rights came from God, we cease to be America. And we’ve been told to ‘be careful,’ but we’re going to be careful all the way to communism and I say no to this ruling.”
— Robin Frazier, a commissioner in Carroll County, Md., refusing to comply with a judge’s order to begin county meetings with nonsectarian prayers. She was quoted by The Washington Post.

Servant Leadership School to Hold Second Co-Creation Conference in 2014

GREENSBORO, NC, March 31st —The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro in conjunction with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting its second national Co-Creation Conference www.servleader.org May 1–3, 2014 in Greensboro. Co-Creation 2014 keynote speakers are Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, author of “The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three”  “The Wisdom Jesus,” “Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening,” and several other books and articles; Dr. Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, lecturer and author of more than two dozen books in religion and spirituality; and Rev. Jon Wortmann, ordained minister and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, executive and mental coach, speaker and author of “Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence” and “The Three Commitments of Leadership”. Wortmann is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post. “We do all that we can possibly do through spiritual practices in our school to nurture spiritual intelligence—as this is our source of hope, direction, meaning,” said Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director and Faculty for The Servant Leadership School. “We are creating a sacred space in Co-Creation 2014 where we can listen to the intelligence of our compassionate hearts and invite participants into a time of reflection, renewal and spiritual and transformation.”

The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro has been offering classes, weekend workshops, training and retreats on various aspects of servant leadership in the community since 1992 and has nurtured a generation of servant leaders who have made a significant impact in their communities.

Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal Archbishop of Paris

Cardinal Lustiger wows Hartford’s Jews

The hit of this year’s Hartford Jewish Film Festival was “The Jewish Cardinal,” a French TV biopic about Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish convert who served as archbishop of Paris from 1981 until 2005. It was the opening night presentation last Thursday, and played to sold-out crowds in two theaters Saturday evening.