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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Here, there and at The Berverlie Pub

Together again for the first time: Jon, Michael Herself and Allie. We've just finished our proper Pub supper, and not a few pints of ale, and still looking good to go for an evening that would not yet be over - not by a long shot.

It was really wonderful to be together and share our impressions (read: dish) about our different perspectives of the Lambeth Conference, as well as to catch up on what was going on in our individual lives.

Later, we were joined by our friends from Changing Attitudes/Nigeria who are also here. There's Davis along with Rose and Queen. Rose is a cook in Nigeria and Queen is a hair stylist and masseuse.

Many of you already know Davis. I'll have a lot more to say about Rose and Queen when I have a bit more time to organize my thoughts. Their stories are, like so many of LGBT voices out of Africa, stories of courage and hope.

The Integrity film "Voices of Africa" is being shown tonight as one of the Lambeth Fringe events. You can see it here.

Meanwhile, the "situation du jour" has to do with some vandalism of our daily publication, "The Lambeth Witness." This is the second consecutive day this has happened in the exact same spot, so we're working with those who have authorized us to make this publication available on campus to come up with creative solutions to prevent this from happening again. You can read all about it here.

You can get that and other issues of "The Lambeth Witness" which is available on line at "Walking With Intgrity" where it can not be folded, spindled or otherwise mutilated. We have an office machine that seems to be doing that fine all by itself.


Bill said...

Is that the Queen Mom holding court with her children?

Fran said...

You are gorgeous, that smile could light the world.

These are great photos!

David said...

Awww man! You and Allie, etc... all hanging out in a proper English pub. I'm jealous! ;)

Next time you see Katie Sherrod, tell her Dixie and all the other folks in Via Media Dallas say "Hi"...