Partners and Friends

 

Magdalene

Founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, Magdalene is a two-year residential program for women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution and addiction. Magdalene was founded not only to help a subculture of women, but also to help change the culture itself. We stand in solidarity with women who are recovering from abuse, addiction, and life on the streets, and who have paid dearly for a culture that still buys and sells women.

Magdalene stands as a witness to the truth that in the end, love is more powerful than all the forces that drive women to the streets.

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Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women who made them.

"Love Heals" is the tagline of all Thistle Farms products. Visit the website to learn more about the women, the products, and how to get involved.

 

Shared Trade: A Fair Share for Women

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Launched in October 2014, Shared Trade: A Fair Share for Women is the latest initiative of Thistle Farms and embodies the growing movement to build economic freedom in the lives of marginalized women around the world. Shared Trade connects global women producers directly to customers by offering their beautiful handmade products for home and body through a custom e-commerce website and MarketPlaces held in U.S. cities.

Visit SharedTrade.org and shop to your heart's content, knowing that every purchase you make benefits women around the world.

Integrity USA

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Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and straight friends. Since its founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and equal access to its rites. Advocacy is only one facet of Integrity's ministry. Through Integrity's evangelism, thousands of LGBT people, estranged from the Episcopal Church and other denominations, have returned to parish life. Visit Integrity USA to learn more.

Lissa and Becca

Larkspur Conservation

Larkspur Conservation

Through teaching and practice, Larkspur Conservation will promote natural burial and establish a conservation cemetery. We strive to be faithful stewards of God’s creation by preserving and restoring the habitats we have been given, and by reducing burial activities that damage our natural home. This cemetery will allow for the practice of rituals that honor the mystery and power we encounter in death, and to take seriously the ancient teaching, “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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St. Mary's- Sewanee

St. Mary’s Sewanee, a Center for Spiritual Development resting on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, offers a place of natural beauty and quiet for retreat, renewal and learning. Grounded in the tradition and experience of the Episcopal Church, our mission of spiritual hospitality extends to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds.

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Dubose Conference Center/Camp Gailor-Maxon

DuBose Conference Center in beautiful Monteagle, Tennessee is home to major annual Episcopal church programs including Camp Gailor-Maxon, the Episcopal Churchmen's Conference, Winterfest youth retreat, All Women Are Daughters women's retreat,  and the Sewanee Church Music Conference, where generations of Tennesseans have enjoyed DuBose's peaceful grounds and warm hospitality.

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Room in the Inn

At Room In The Inn, home is made from tangibles and intangibles. Shelter. Respect. Food. Independence. Family. Safety. Health. Love. Support. Room In The Inn’s mission is to provide these to our neighbors struggling with homelessness every day.

Click here for more information about Room in the Inn and the Campus for Human Development.

St. Luke's Community House

The mission of St. Luke's Community House is to help low income working families, seniors, and individuals in West Nashville achieve their potential and prevent problems that threaten the stability of families and community.

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Lwala Community Alliance

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Lwala's mission is to build the fundamental human capacity of the people of Lwala, a rural village in Western Kenya, to advance their own comprehensive well being, including physical health, educational opportunity, economic freedom, cultural vitality and spiritual growth.

To learn more, click here.

blood:water mission

Blood:Water Mission

Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis in Africa.

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Faith Family Medical Center

Faith Family

The purpose of Faith Family Medical Clinic is to provide the residents of greater Nashville who do not have health insurance with affordable, quality primary medical care.

To learn more, click here.