Weekly Gathering Newsletter No. 2

Week ending 9/26/2020

There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.

M. Scott Peck

Last week we ambitiously called this a gathering of all our community content each week.

Truthfully, Amplifire Project is not quite a community yet but the hope is that with consistent effort it will become that in time. That effort, however, will have to be shared for this to be a community project. So this week’s newsletter will begin as the last one ended, with the invitation to help us grow and become a part of our community building effort and experiment, if you feel willing and able.

Help Us Grow

Amplifire Project is committed to connecting individuals from a broad spectrum of experiences around issues promoting peace, compassion and the humanity we all share. If you enjoyed all or any of the content gathered here, we encourage you to share it on your social media platforms and, if you’re not already, we welcome you to join any and all of our platforms as mentioned below or linked in our header.

We are also looking to welcome new members to our community of contributors for this blog or our YouTube channel who are willing to freely offer written, audio and/or visual content in exchange for regular promotion on our platforms. Please review our content and see our guidelines and submission info. on the Share Your Story Page.

Learn more about our growing team of contributors here.


On the Amplifire Project Blog

We had three new posts on the blog this week:

The House on the Corner, by Monica (Age 16), lets us see a heartbreaking perspective through the eyes of a homeless teenager.

Victoria Lynn Hall wrote about how it helps to share values with our friends, colleagues and news sources in her show notes for Ask Jesse Episode 19: Sponsored By No One.

And Kerri Romeo treated us to another adventure in The Wonderland Campaign Series that challenges us and Alice to consider what it means to be Privileged.


On the Amplifire Project YouTube Channel

If you’re subscribed to our You Tube Channel, we hope you have had a chance to check out this weeks episode of the “Ask Jesse” podcast (#19: Sponsored By No One),

Here’s a short sample clip from that episode:

Clip from Episode 19

Victoria also offered more of her “Social Media Thoughts”:

Social Media Thoughts: What We Don’t Understand

On the Amplifire Project Facebook Group

If you are a member of our community at facebook.com/groups/AmplifireProject, you may have seen some of the following in addition to our other content.

Jesse shared this loving tribute to scholar Stephen F. Cohen by his wife Katrina vanden Heuvel for The Nation:

Stephen F. Cohen, 1938–2020

Victoria posted a tribute to civil rights activist Reverend Robert Graetz:

Robert Graetz, minister who helped organize Montgomery Bus Boycott, dies at 92

And Kerri delighted us by sharing this video from Jubilee, asking kids about their wishes:


On the Amplifire Project Twitter Page

Here’s our “Tweet of the Week“:

Thank you for listening.

Amplifire Project

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Creative Coordinator of Amplifire Project.

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