Meet A Positive Persister

One might expect a member of our women’s alliance to value courage, kindness, and respect for all voices, but Karen Harkins Farrington, Co-chair of the Persisters seems to live these values in everything she does.  She grew up in Buffalo, New York in a blue-collar family and still feels incredibly lucky she was offered a … Continue reading Meet A Positive Persister

My First Impression of SCVWA From Two Years Ago

When Women Rule By Peg Ludtke “What can we do about…?” or “How might we..? When women gather with purpose, they ask a lot of open-ended questions; they want as many options on the table as possible. Do men do this? I know this will sound sexist, but somehow I am having a hard time imagining … Continue reading My First Impression of SCVWA From Two Years Ago

Gun Violence is a National Health Emergency

By Peg Ludtke, SCVANOW Secretary Reverend Nancy Nord Bence’s passion for protecting all Minnesotans from gun violence is obvious. As a minister, she has been on the front line during the aftermath of gun violence and seen first-hand its crippling, or deadly effect on families. Her superiors in the Lutheran Ministries felt this was the … Continue reading Gun Violence is a National Health Emergency