City Council Members Unanimously Commend and Stand With MOTHER DIVINE
in support of FATHERDIVINE'S International Peace Mission Movement.



 

City Council Members Stand With MOTHER DIVINE.

City Council Members Stand With MOTHER DIVINE.

 

 

 

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CLERK, ROOM 402, CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA

(Resolution No. 689)

RESOLUTION

Lauding and commending the Peace Mission Movement for over half a century of dedication and service to God and the community.

WHEREAS, The Peace Mission Movement, founded by The Reverend, Major J. Divine, better known as Father Divine, over 50 years ago, has fought long and hard against discrimination of all types; and

WHEREAS, The world-wide Peace Mission Movement has provided more than 40 years of service to the Philadelphia community through its churches, hotels, cafeterias, food markets, dress shops, barber shops, gas stations, shoe repair and dry cleaning establishments, and such other, services that provide the necessities of life, generally at lower prices than can be found elsewhere in the community; and

WHEREAS, The Peace Mission Movement has fed the hungry, clothed and sheltered thousands of people who were destitute, homeless, and in despair, without any charge to the recipients; and

WHEREAS, The followers of Father Divine are dedicated to the Law of Americanism, Brotherhood, and Christianity, and the followers exemplify through their works, words, and deeds high respect for the dignity of every human being; and

WHEREAS, The Peace Mission Movement has been active in encouraging neighborhood children to do well in school by providing after school classes and individual tutoring and has provided recreational programs that offer young people constructive alternatives to gangs or other forms of anti-social behavior; and

WHEREAS, The followers of Father Divine are peace loving, work for brotherhood and unity, and are opposed to fighting, war, racism, and violence of all kinds, and the followers eschew personal habits which are destructive to the mental, physical, or emotional health, including all forms of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as coarse language; the followers greet each other with love and peace, which they wish for all the peoples of the world, which sets an example for individuals, families and nations to emulate:

Therefore

Resolved by the Council of the City of Philadelphia, That we hereby laud and commend the Peace Mission Movement for over half a century of dedication and service to God and the community.

Further Resolved, That an Engrossed Copy of this Resolution be presented to Mother Divine as evidence of the sincere sentiments of this legislative body.

CERTIFICATION: This is a true and correct copy of the original Resolution adopted by the Council of the City of Philadelphia on the fourth day of February, 1982.

Joseph Coleman, President of City Council,
MOTHER DIVINE and Augusta Clark et al.

, Joseph Coleman, President of City Council, MOTHER DIVINE and Augusta Clark et al.

ATTEST: s - Charles H. Sawyer, Jr. Chief Clerk of the Council

Introduced by Augusta Clark, David Cohen, Lucien F. Blackwell, John F. Street, John C. Anderson

Sponsored by Joseph E. Coleman, Joan L. Krajewski, Augusta A. Clark, Ann Land, John C. Anderson, Brian J. O'Neill, Lucien E. Blackwell, Francis Rafferty, David Cohen, Joan Specter, John F. Street, James J. Tayoun, Harry P. Jannotti, Anna Cibotti Verna.

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