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Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life

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By Jon Sievert Education activist, author, and professor Francisco Jiménez relates his experiences as an undocumented immigrant to the US as a child, and the transformative power of education at a Unitarian service on November 10. A prolific, multi-award-winning author born in San Pedro, Tlaquepaque, México, Jiménez will describe his family’s life as migrant farmworkers [...]

Conference at Shelter Theater Offers Nonmedical Alternatives to Healing

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By John Wharton The healing journey guides us through deeply held and often hidden traumas, blockages that hold us back and even can result in physical disease. Many alternatives to traditional medicine exist to create and encourage healing through the benefits of techniques like meditation, sound healing, shamanic healing, energy healing, biofeedback devices, and more. [...]

Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water

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By Skip Essick Today, one billion people have no easy access to water and a quarter of the global population faces extreme water stress conditions, according to a 2019 study by the World Resources Institute. Here in San Miguel de Allende, agriculture is responsible for using more than 92 percent of available water—what can citizens [...]

St. Paul’s Church’s Remembrance Day Service Recognizes All Soldiers’ Sacrifice

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By Paul Dickson For the sixth consecutive year, a memorial liturgy will be held Monday, November 11, at St Paul’s Church in memory of those who served and continue to serve as soldiers for their country, those who paid the ultimate price, and also for the families and friends who suffered and continue to suffer [...]

School’s High-End Handcrafts Store Gives Its Deaf Students Income and a Career Path

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By Sharon Doherty Escuela de Educación Especial/San Miguel School for Special Education (EEESMA) invites the public to the seasonal opening of its boutique outlet, Deseñas, where handcrafts are showcased to the public. The students have been very busy over the past several months creating one-of-a-kind, beautiful silver jewelry, wood cutting boards and easels, unique cushions, [...]

Unitarian Speaker to Warn of San Miguel’s Impending Water Supply Challenges

Cesar Arias Atencion

By Jon Sievert Attorney and human rights activist César Arias warns of the dangers and challenges to San Miguel’s water supply and ecosystems at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. “There is a growing concern in local spheres for our World Heritage site’s viability in the coming years,” says Arias. “Beyond the deranged touristic overflow, [...]

Shelter Theater Storytelling Extravaganza Brings New Tale Tellers to the Fold

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By John Wharton Storytelling is ancient, predating computers, radios, books, even language itself. Now, ages later, in spite of—or because of—the abundance of technology, the popularity of storytelling has not waned. The humble live story is always the victor against our battle with the glowing screen. Blessedly, both the tellers of tales and their listeners [...]

Once Part of Jewish Daily Life, Meditation Gets a Reboot at the JC3’s Shabbat Services

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By Carole J Stone The JC3 is proud to announce that we are again offering a variety of Kabbalat Shabbat services to meet a variety of Jewish styles for welcoming the Sabbath. Arnold Lerner, aka Gurusimran Khalsa, will resume his monthly meditative service. Up until about 150 years ago, meditation was such an intrinsic part [...]

Jóvenes Adelante’s New Sponsorship Campaign Kicks Off with a Donation Meant to Motivate

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By Don Krim As we move into the holiday season, Jóvenes Adelante (JA) is thrilled to announce an anonymous holiday gift to JA of US$8,000 for each of five years, totaling US$40,000. The donation is unrestricted, meaning the organization is free to use the funds for any purpose. “The unrestricted grant will go to our [...]

New Community Church Minister-in-Residence Knows How to Bring Different Faiths Together

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By Fred York The Community Church of San Miguel, an interdenominational Protestant church, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest minister-in-residence, the Rev Dr Anna Copeland. Copeland joins us for two months on Sunday, November 3, arriving from Allens Park, Colorado, with her husband, Dr Ellis Copeland, a retired academic dean of the [...]

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