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Gospel of Sister Alice
entry in the Encyclopedia Brittanica describes gospel music as
a form of black American music derived from church worship services
and from spiritual singing. The immediate impetus of gospel seems to
have been the rise of Pentecostal churches at the end of the 19th century.
Pentecostal shouting is related to speaking in tongues and to circle
dances of African origin. Among the most prominent of early gospel practitioners
was the Reverend Charles Albert Tindley, composer of "I'll Overcome"
which was transformed into the anthem of the civil rights movement as
"We Shall Overcome." For a short history of gospel music,
check into the Website of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame at www.gmhf.org.
Joy is in the
In keeping with
her belief that any change we wish to see in the world must first come
from our own actions, Sarah Ban Breathnach formed the Simple Abundance
Charitable Fund (SACF) in 1995 with $1,250 from profits of the first
small print run of her book, Simple Abundance. Since then she
has donated $550,000 in support of the fund which is administered by
the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. The SACF is
a non-profit organization that serves as a bridge group between charitable
causes and the public. Administration by the community foundation helps
to keep overhead administrative costs to a minimum and maximize the
tax effectiveness of private giving.
For more information
on the SACF, call +1 (301) 320 1791 or write the fund at:
4935 Crescent St.
Bethesda, MD 20816
for the National Capital Region
1112 16th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: +1 (202) 955 5890
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sister Alice Williams
Stella Resnick, Ph.D.
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