By George BaBa Eng
Back to Basics Outreach Ministries
On October 1, 2015, members of the Buffalo Arts Studio, the PeaceMakers, Prisoners Are People Too, Inc., and the Back to Basics Outreach Ministries Restorative Justice Center were blessed with the opportunity to gather with the family and friends of Dee Dee Goldsmith at the Steps of Masten Park. There, we, the family, and community were able to pray in the Christian, Islamic, and Spiritual traditions, asking God to give comfort and healing to the family and community that continue to be plagued by the violence of negativity and evil intention.
By God's Grace, we were able to invite the Spirit of Peace and Healing to that space so that now we can gather there and in the spaces of the Buffalo Arts Studio to regularly provide Peace and Healing Circles to the community. If you wish to join our gathering, or if you have a group that you would like to be able to gather at either of those spaces with our guidance, you can contact us at (716) 854-1086, ext.109 (Back to Basics), or (716) 833-4450, ext 11 (Buffalo Arts Studio).
Eng is a Restorative Justice trainer at Back to Basics Outreach Ministries. Find out about the Ray of Light peace mural (located at Masten Park) here.