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Josephine Garnem

Josephine Garnem is an advocate and grassroots community mobilizer with over twenty-three years of extensive international and domestic experience. She is passionate about racial equity and justice and immigration. Josephine was born in Sierra Leone and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Sweden, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Haiti, Pakistan and Afghanistan before moving to the USA. Josephine organizes and leads diaspora-led free surgical training and medical missions to Sierra Leone and Cameroon. She is a graduate of the 2020 Cohort of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School (Theology and Social Justice). Josephine and her family live in Maryland.

Events with Josephine Garnem

Birthing the Peace of Christ: An Advent Series on Gospel Nonviolence: Complete Series (online)
December 6 - 20, 2022

The Series: The Peace of Christ stands in contrast to the Pax Romana, the famous way the Romans created peace in their empire through violence and oppression.  Today we still long for true and lasting peace.  Let Advent be an opportunity for you to bring Christ’s peace into the world. …

Birthing the Peace of Christ: Advent Retreat Series on Gospel Nonviolence: Part 3 (online)
December 20, 2022

Session 3: Nonviolence and Contemplative Practice Mystic and theologian, Howard Thurman, believed that a nonviolent approach to racism and violence is possible through contemplative prayer, by which we are transformed in our encounter with God.  In contemplative prayer, we are liberated from thinking of ourselves as somehow separate from everyone…