Holy Heretic Devotional – Feb. 10, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – Feb. 10, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“Never doubt that a small group thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.

Mead was a respected and often controversial academic who popularized the insights of anthropology in modern American and Western culture. Her reports detailing the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures influenced the 1960s sexual revolution. She was a proponent of broadening sexual mores within a context of traditional Western religious life.

Today’s Action: Reach out to a friend (or group of friends) who shares our views on an issue. Come up with a plan for how you can work together to create change.

Today’s Sharing: Who is your group of thoughtful, committed people? Do you have that group of friends with whom you are changing the world? If not, how can you develop those relationships? Share your stories with us on the Holy Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

** Don’t forget your gratitude journal at the back of your print edition of HolyHeretic!

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