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Remembering the late Dr. Kenneth Bailey who passed away on Monday evening May 23, 2016. Ken tells about the death of the Bishop of Tehran's son in a powerful story of love and forgiveness in the Media Center below.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin celebrated the first, and so far only, communion service on the moon. It was Aldrin’s idea to celebrate communion. With permission from the Webster Presbyterian Church session and the stated clerk of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Aldrin packed communion elements as part of his personal preference kit. The bread and wine had been blessed at Webster, and the church provided the tiny chalice, which was small and light enough to take into space. As the world watched, the Apollo 11 lunar capsule successfully landed on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. During the scheduled rest period before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, Aldrin took out the elements and the piece of paper with the words from John 15:5 and celebrated communion. As he later reported, there was just enough gravity on the moon’s surface to pour the wine into a cup. - See more at: http://www.history.pcusa.org/history-online/presbyterian-history/heritage-sunday/heritage-sunday-2016#sthash.mwjsuwIt.dpuf

Listen to Ed Lindeman Director of the Apollo Space Project talk religions role in the future on Passages in the Media Center below. The late Ed Lindeman also was Presbyterian.

Mission Co-Workers for PCUSA World Mission in Haiti and Dominican Republic are Mark Hare and Jenny Bent. Mark in a 3 minute audio story tells in brief what they do with folks in the island nations.

Anchee Min or Min Anqi is a Chinese-American author who lives in San Francisco and Shanghai. Min has published two memoirs, Red Azalea and The Cooked Seed: A Memoir, and six historical novels. Her fiction emphasizes strong female characters, such as Jiang Qing, the wife of chairman Mao Zedong, and Empress Dowager Cixi, the last ruling empress of China. Listen to her talk about how freeing the use of English was to her on Passages in the Media Center below.

Virginia recalls what her parents instilled in her as a young child. The faith she grew into and matured has sustained her even with crippling arthritis as she has grown older. Write a letter to a friend needing healing who needs to hear from you today or maybe stop by and visit! Sharing the stories of God's love for 35 years PMM! Listen to her story in the media center below.

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Stories of Hope and Faith on Passages

Passages/Survivors are heard daily and weekly on 150 radio stations! Interviews and music clips are used as a "public service" for listeners by the stations who broadcast the shows. These stories are being heard on our network of stations across the North America and into 16 foreign countries. We are hearing from folks who are downloading stories to their Ipods and mp3 players for inspiration and sharing them with others! Some clergy and church leaders are re-telling these stories as inspirational moments. The Passages programs featured here are a handful of over 3,000 stories that PMM has produced in over 25 years of providing PASSAGES & Survivors to radio stations as a gift from your Presbyterian, Mennonite, and United Methodist friends.

For more information on PASSAGES e-mail us at pmm@passages.org Executive Producer of Passages, Dennis C. Benson, can be reached at 616-510-0873

MEDIA LITERACY Notes: Recognizing the need for gender balance and positive portrayals of women and girls in the media, the Girl Scouts of the USA along with the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and The Creative Coalition hosted the Healthy Media for Youth Summit. The summit recommended the formation of a Commission to spearhead an industry-wide commitment to promote positive images of girls and women in the media. For more information on their first high level meeting google Girl Scouts to find out more information on this program. Copy and paste this link into your internet search http://www.girlscouts.org/news/news_releases/2011/seek_healthy_media_for_youth.asp

Two studies led by RAND Health behavioral scientist Rebecca Collins examined the impact of TV sex on teenagers� sexual beliefs and activities. The results supported the view that watching shows with sexual content may influence teen sexual behavior, but also found that some viewing effects can be positive. Watching TV shows with sexual content apparently hastens the initiation of teen sexual activity. What about some of the reality shows on MTV? Sexual talk on TV has the same effect on teens as depictions of sex. Shows with content about contraception and pregnancy can help to educate teens about the risks and consequences of sex�and can also foster beneficial dialogue between teens and parents. Media literacy is for everyone to use in evaluating media intake or consumption. For more info contact PMM at (412) 323-1400 ext. 311.

How does TV viewing of violent cartoons impact young children? A recent study shows that there is a good possibility of attention deficit problems to the very young watching violent cartoons.

PMM's Mission Statement: In a world of confusing and competing messages, the Presbyterian Media Mission communicates a creative and compelling witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through media. To contribute to PMM's media ministry with a financial gift please call or e-mail our office at (412) 323-1400 ext 310 or pmm@passages.org For more information on making a charitable gift to media ministry!

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Passages Ed's Thoughts on Hope & the Future
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Passages Fred Rogers Loss and Grief
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Survivors Emma Being a camp counselor
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TV Evangelist Radio Spot Late Stan Freberg
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Passages Lupe from Tango Mother's Day
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Passages Virginia Story of Growing Up
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Passages Anchee "English Is Freeing"
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Mission Story Mark Hare Haiti and Domenican Republic
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Passages Ed Lindeman Director of Apollo Space Project
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Tapestry of Hope Dr. Ken Bailey "Forgive"
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Passages Radio Program Video Clip
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The Reverend Chris Brown - Co-Pastor, The Upper Room
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Walk - Silver Remi Award Winning Video from Pittsburgh General Assembly 2012
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