ECW Annual Fall Meeting – November 4, 2017 – Keynote Speaker – Becca Stevens: Becca Stevens is many things…an author, (including The Passion which we are using for our Lenten series) speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and President of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors.
Thistle Farms is a powerful global community of women healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction. They employ 50 survivors through social enterprises: Thistle Farms Home & Body, Thistle Stop Cafe, and an artisan studio. Thistle Farms Global helps employ more than 1,500 women.
Becca Stevens has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS and CNN. In 2011, the White House named Becca a “Champion of Change” for her work against domestic violence. Recently, she was featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears,” named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by The University of the South and General Theological Seminary.
Richmond Center for Christian Study Needs Volunteers: Urgent Volunteer Need! The Richmond Center for Christian Study is in present need of additional volunteers to take 2-4 hours one morning, afternoon or evening per week (for as many or as few weeks as you are able) just to be present and watch over the space at Libbie & Grove as it is used by UR students and the community. There is a very short “to do” list, but most of the time could be used reading or doing your own work as you simply keep your eyes open for any needed help. Please contact Chris at email@example.com or 804-852-5151 for more info. Thank you! Chris Daniel