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Editorial Comment: This month, February, the Logic of Love News presents an article about Mrs. Pat Fleischman, Chairwoman of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of WFWP USA. To give you a little background information, Pat went to Senegal, Africa as a missionary of the Unification Movement in 1975. Her husband joined her in 1982 and they had four of their five sons while living in Senegal. In 1992, she and her husband, Justin, returned to his hometown in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.At the time WFWP was inaugurated, she had five young boys to take care of and participated in WFWP activities as much as she could. Then in 2001, she was recommended by some of the local WFWP members to become the chairwoman for the San Francisco…
This month, February, the Logic of Love News presents an article about Mrs. Pat Fleischman, Chairwoman of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of WFWP USA. I have known Pat for more than 45 years. To give you a little background information about her, Pat went to Senegal, Africa as a missionary of the Unification Movement in 1975. Her husband joined her in 1982 and they had four of their five sons while living in Senegal. In 1992, she and her husband, Justin, returned to his hometown in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.At the time WFWP was inaugurated, she had five young boys to take care of and participated in WFWP activities as much as she could. Then in 2001, she was recommended by some of the local WFWP…
WFWP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter held its 14th annual Benefit for the Schools of Africa on October 29th at the Bay Area Family Church. More than 50 people gathered to celebrate and support the schools located in eight nations in Africa.The program included a performance of the “Waka Waka” Dance by some young supporters as well as wonderful African music performed by Pope Flyne, a master drummer, keyboardist, and composer from Ghana. Mr. Flyne had everyone singing and tapping hands and feet to his fantastic African rhythms.Mrs. Folarinda Harrison, a retired teacher, educator and author who is originally from Ghana, was our main speaker. She spoke about the importance of education in Africa and especially the importance of educating girls. She emphasized that when mothers are educated, they are…
It seems self-evident to me that strong marriages and responsible parenting are crucial ingredients of a healthy society. Studies have repeatedly shown that a stable, loving family unit is more likely to result in positive social outcomes for children. (See www.acf.hhs.gov) Fortunately, our government and legislators are realizing this important truth that faith traditions have taught for centuries.President Bill Clinton first signed into law the Congressional Resolution (USC §135) which established the fourth Sunday of every July as a day to recognize, uplift, and support the role of parents in raising children. Thus, National Parents' Day was born in 1994.Since its establishment, faith groups and other activists have initiated activities such as essay-writing contests, family festivals, and parenting awards in order to mark the holiday.In my village, a rural Northern…
On Sunday June 26 in Yuba City, California, the Sutter County Library Literacy Program held a special women's cultural event called Women’s Dance where my daughter, Una, and I represented WFWP. We were invited to speak and have a display table to show what WFWP is doing. So we took our stacks of brochures and Logic of Love newsletters, my business cards and membership forms, and off we went.My friend, Dr. Mary Alice Shumate, the Sutter County Library Literacy Coordinator, who teaches English to immigrants working towards citizenship, wanted me to speak about WFWP at the event. I had met Dr. Shumate earlier this year at my third annual Martin Luther King interdenominational gathering at Yuba Community College.The Women’s Dance Festival event was initially started twelve years ago by Dr.…
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