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Conference Call 9/07/15 – Dr. Cecil Murray

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Forgiveness, Forgiveness Conference Call | 0 comments

Conference Call 9/07/15 – Dr. Cecil Murray

    PlayStop X Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray joined the faculty of USC. After retiring from his post as pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), he was appointed as the John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics in the School of Religion at the University of Southern California. In addition, Rev. Murray was named a senior fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He chairs the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement. Murray holds a doctorate from Claremont School of Theology and has many years of experience as a senior statesman in the African American community and in the city of Los Angeles as a whole. During his 27 years as FAME’s pastor, Rev. Murray transformed a small congregation of 250 into an 18,000 person church with multi-million dollar community and economic development programs that have brought jobs, housing, and corporate investment into many South Los Angeles neighborhoods. Many politicians, including President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, visited his pulpit and spoke to the congregation. Murray, though he is retired from ministry, is a vibrant force with a passion to ensure that the legacy of African American Church leaders of the Civil Rights generation pass on their years of experience, spiritual authority, and political pragmatism, to the next generation. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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Man Sets Off on over 3,000 Mile Bicycle Journey to Ride for God, Forgiveness & Racial Reconciliation

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in America, Press Release | 0 comments

Man Sets Off on over 3,000 Mile Bicycle Journey to Ride for God, Forgiveness & Racial Reconciliation

Los Angeles, CA. September 8, 2015. – William Owens, an African American Author and Poet is ready to set off on a 90-day bicycle journey from San Diego California to the Beaches of South Carolina and then to DC to help bring harmony between racial groups through positive messages of love, forgiveness, and hope. The message is that that we are all equally loved and cherished by God regardless of our ethnicity and we must strive to immolate this love one to another. “From the political to the racial; division in our nation is at epidemic levels. My goal for Race to Reconcile is to help people rediscover the purpose in God’s plan and to realize love is better than hate and forgiveness really works. When people are deeply hurt, especially when the practice of slavery and social injustice has been entrenched in our culture for over 100 years, we tend to not only hurt back but also systemically foster patterns that not only deepen the divide but also cause more destruction upon victims of unforgiveness than the offenders themselves. However, choosing to love and forgive through a powerful and loving God, we can change our own future and experience the joys of life that God intended for us,” William Owens, founder. Owens will be attending high schools, colleges, events and churches where he’s invited on his 2,464-mile journey to promote his message of love and reconciliation to the cities he visits. His journey will take place via the southern route allowing smaller cities the opportunity to meet with Owens and learn about his mission. “It was during a road trip to visiting my dad, that I had a impression from God to create Race to Reconcile. I felt a strong burden to compel Americans to allow God’s love through each of us to bring healing to our nation. By acts of forgiveness demonstrated from one race to another, the current cultural division we see in our country can be rendered powerless. I’m committed to fostering reconciliation and encouraging the people I meet about the unconditional power of forgiveness regardless of the wrong committed,” Owens. During his mission, Owens will be doing a 60-minute pit stop each week to an orphanage home, children’s hospital, nursing home, hospice or jail to provide spiritual support, encouragement and prayer to those in need. Working with sponsors, Owens will also be dropping off a check to a local food bank, soup kitchen or pantry to provide a financial boost to feed the hungry. William Owens is the author of ‘Race to Reconcile A Proven Solution towards Reconciliation of Race Relations in America,’ which is to be released in the Spring of 2016, after the trek. It will have stories from his journey. For more information about Race to Reconcile, to host a stop, or ride with William on a portion of his trek, please visit http://www.racetoreconcile.com. To donate to the cause, please visit: http://www.race24forgive.com       Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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For Me to Live is to Forgive

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For Me to Live is to Forgive

For me to live is to forgive For me to rise to thrive to be the person God made me My heart must be ever so free Of fault toward others No matter what they’ve done or do to me. The life I live must express more than eye can see Hands can feel Ears can hear Nose can smell Heart can tell The traps are set The bait reflects The scent attracts Pulls Lures Feeding on my wounded heart My Clouded mind My stubborn will Refuse to see the truth I remain blind   Blind to a healing place A new beginning A freedom from the gnawing pain of slaps against my face Of rejections of my soul Of denial of my existence Because of my uniqueness My smile My gift My voice And even my race It’s time to stop Exit this trap Get off this ride Give it no slack As I dare to hope and dream It grabs my neck And yanks me back I ponder back and forth Seeking for a door A hole in the floor A crack in the wall A window to escape the pain A prisoner possessed with possessions But not sane Who What How can I breath How can I Live ….I must forgive Copyright by William Owens 2014 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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Forgive Me

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Forgive Me

  Two words Comprise The cry of my soul The release of that which holds me in captivity To the dark, cruel and cold reality of sin… FORGIVE ME There I said it I meant it I will live it Though painful I’ve repented FORGIVE ME Creates new direction Subdues wreckless affections Causes deep reflection Empowers a determination To resist familiar temptations That capture and contain the will of the flesh… Making weak my soul FORGIVE ME Closing my eyes are easier I can breathe much deeper Can laugh louder Can think clearer Can be me With no need To explain… To justify My awkwardness My failures To manage…my pain To punish myself Time and time again I’ve said it to Him above Been received Been loved On Jesus been judged I’m redeemed I’m Forgiven Now I’ll say the same Not just to Him But to the toughest one of all It’s the one I’m looking at… That’s in the mirror on the wall I FORGIVE… ME. William Owens, Jr. Copyright 2014 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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Support the Tour

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Sponsors | 0 comments

Support the Tour

As William takes to the road in September, your prayers and financial support will be important.  Visit our crowdfunding page to learn how you can participate in this exciting missionary journey for as little as $1! Visit our Crowdfunding Page Here                   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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Way of the Lord is Strength

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in 2-Minute Message on Reconciliation | 0 comments

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Tradition VS Reconciliation

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in 2-Minute Message on Reconciliation | 0 comments

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The Judge…Got This

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in 2-Minute Message on Reconciliation | 0 comments

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Sanctify Your Whole Spirit

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in 2-Minute Message on Reconciliation, Spirituality | 0 comments

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Pleasing God

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in 2-Minute Message on Reconciliation | 0 comments

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