Letter to the movement

I have no memory of seeing hurt. No recall of pain. Not one picture in my mind of the face of one person experiencing poverty between the years of 1960 to 2005, in all the years of my life to that point. It is unexplainable. I am sure I must have driven by tens of…

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Letter to the movement

I read the wheel was invented in Mesopotamia about 3500 BC. The people in Mesopotamia used it to spin clay pots.  It took three centuries for someone to figure out two wheels and a chariot frame could be combined.  To carry a burden. To transport ideas. To mobilize humanity.  To carry us — clay pots…

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Open Table 2.0

Welcome to Open Table’s updated website! It’s been a joy to craft the new digital face of such an inspiring narrative. Open Table’s collaborative spirit and unique mission has had a positive impact on the lives of thousands, and it is our hope that its website will help to push this story forward. We’d like to welcome your thoughts and…

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Letter to the movement

I will speak from my own beliefs and always respect your beliefs. In a society that seems to have been defeated by poverty, you would have to be courageous to lift up the human potential of the marginalized millions of our Brothers and Sisters living in it. Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV) Have I…

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Letter to the movement

Sisters and Brothers, I think it is important to express what it is like to merge yourself into the Open Table movement as it grows in our country. This is my personal account. Chautauqua County is one of three System of Care/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sites selected to implement a significant Open…

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