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  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle: "citizens","brown bag")

    08/01/2013 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Stoat · 80 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 1, 2013 | Luke Duecy
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag."  According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate...
  • Brown Bag Ministry: Making A Difference One Sandwich At A Time

    12/21/2009 5:33:44 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 218+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/20/2009 | Stacey Winder
    It’s simple really: feed the hungry, the homeless, and the forgotten. Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was hungry, and you fed me.” It has always broken my heart to see the people on the street corner holding their “Will work for food” cardboard signs. More times than not, I have given them money. Then I began to think, I could do something more for them. I could do something more practical. I could help feed them. I could be part of the “Give us this day our daily bread” thing. I know many people who say these people may be...