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‘Painting Table’ helps children heal in Newtown

‘Painting Table’ helps children heal in Newtown

Episcopalians in Connecticut are helping children in Newtown experience the healing power of art.

From the Huffington Post:

In early 2013, the wounds in Newtown, Connecticut, were still raw. Hearts yearned to make sense of the terrible tragedy that had befallen their community, and civic and church leaders looked to each other for ways to speed emotional recovery. In response, the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission created HealingNewtown, a nonprofit arts organization that provides seminars and performances as an outlet for those in pain.

Inspired by this gesture, Sharon Pearson, a Christian formation expert at a publishing company, decided to contact her home parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut to see what the church could do to help.

Read more and see a slide show here.


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