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Articles for February 2017 

Feb 27, 2017


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

If you live or work in downtown Seattle, if you worship at Plymouth Church, if you drive on the freeways, you have seen the homeless.  If you serve breakfast at First United Methodist Church's Shared Breakfast or volunteer at Mary's Place or the Downtown Emergency Center, you have seen the homeless. Tent City, the Sophia Way, Union Gospel Mission. And then there are all the homeless…  MORE >>

Feb 20, 2017


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

In troubled times, we all need a sanctuary. We need a place where we can go to be nourished, to be at peace. We need to be at home. Our sanctuary can be a park, a garden, the forest or mountain or shore.  It could be a coffee house, a church, a museum. At some time, these can all be sanctuaries.

Home should be a sanctuary. Sometimes it isn't. Sometimes the people with whom you…  MORE >>

Feb 13, 2017


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

We have been hearing so much about sanctuary cities (and counties and states) lately. In a sanctuary city, police don't ask people about their immigration status. People don't have to wear the equivalent of a yellow star in a sanctuary city. 

Older than sanctuary cities, is the concept of seeking sanctuary in a church as a way of escaping from the long arm of the law. I just read…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Feb 6, 2017

And the People Can Fly

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

I want to tell you about some of the books on the Civil Rights Movement and the African American experience which we have in Plymouth Library. Step through the door to the library, and you can find Mine Eyes Have Seen: Bearing Witness to the Struggle for Civil Rights which is part of Life Magazine's "Great Photographer Series". Then there are The Thunder of Angels: the Montgomery Bus…  MORE >>

Articles for February 2017