Unbreaking America with J-Law & A Sermon from Boise, Idaho

Posted by on March 01, 2019 at 5:59 PM

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As a Philly native, Jennifer Lawrence more-or-less won my heart when she co-starred with Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook -- an offbeat comedy with a heavy-dose of Eagles fandom. Therefore, I’m less than completely objective when it comes to her work.

That said, her new video with Represent.Us is definitely worth a watch. In the aptly titled Unbreaking America, she examines our broken political system (fun fact: there is almost zero correlation between public approval for a bill and its likelihood of passage), and then puts forward solutions as well as a call to action for Americans who want to get involved. The video is less than 13 minutes long (including credits), so take a moment to check it out.

On a very different note, Bridge Alliance member Living Room Conversations sent us this awesome video of a church sermon at Vineyard Boise in Boise, Idaho. Joan Blades of Living Room Conversations visited the community over a year ago and reached out to the church to set up a conversation. Joan asked “This project is about peace and compassion. Aren’t you guys good at this?” The church accepted the challenge and now hosts monthly living room conversations and intends to reach out beyond the community in the future.

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