Tag Archives: Ralph Bunche Park

Serve – 3 June 2014

Ralph Bunche Memorial (800x600)

16 February 2014
Ralph Bunche Park
Manhattan, New York

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Advent 3: Peace

Peace

19 December 2012
Ralph Bunche Park
Manhattan, New York

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Purple flowers, Ralph Bunche Park

16 June 2012 Overlooking Ralph Bunch Park

Purple flowers
stand watch above
the park honoring
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche
of the United Nations

Manhattan, New York
16 July 2012

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Lent 12, Second Sunday in Lent: Vision

Visiion Isaiah Wall, Ralph Bunche Park, New Yor 15 June 2012

 

Isaiah Wall
Ralph Bunche Park
Manhattan, New York
15 June 2012

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An ancient message

Walking to the office yesterday from Grand Central,

I chose to use 43rd Street

where I viewed again

an ancient message of

possibility

hope

vision

&

promise.

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Manifestacion

They are scattered across the city, the Permanent Missions of the member states to the United Nations. I am still learning where they are.

Yesterday when my friend David Bowie and I left the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations we heard the chants of a demonstration. As we made our way up 44th Street toward Grand Central, the sound became louder. At the corner of 2nd Avenue, we saw the people – Syrians.

Men and women, old and young, under flying flags they called for justice and peace for their country.

From their courage and faith, hope leached into my heart as we stood and watched for a few moments. I waved and gave the peace sign as we passed by.

This evening David asked why the group had gathered there. Who did they hope to influence? Groups who come to the UN often do so on 1st Avenue – Ralph Bunche Park is a common location. We wondered if maybe they could not get a permit.

And then I looked up the address for the Permanent Mission of Syria. Sure enough – 820 Second Avenue – between 43rd and 44th – right across the street from where the crowd had gathered to make their witness. The people’s witness touched me; may their witness and the witness of their sisters and brothers in Syria touch their country’s leaders. May peace and justice prevail for Syria and for all peoples.

See you along the Trail.

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