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Becoming the Beloved Community

Faith-based service and social justice

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Las Hermanas Meeting, led by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz. Courtesy of Global Sisters Report. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.


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