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As the oldest surviving species of tree known to exist, the Ginkgo tree has become a symbol of strength, hope and peace. Shem Center supports other organizations whose work, like the Ginkgo tree, symbolizes and embodies strength, hope and peace in our world.

A Doctor’s Encounter with Heart: John Brown in Haiti

Long-time Male Spirit member, John Brown, MD participated in a storytelling showcase co-sponsored by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Public Library called “The Opera In You.” John’s story, “The Gift” tells of his encounter with a young boy and his mother on his second medical mission trip to Haiti. The story is one of a doctor’s encounter with his own heartfelt desire to heal in the best tradition of his profession and of a mother’s gratitude. Listen to John read his story at the San Francisco Public Library.

John Brown, MD reads “The Gift” at the San Francisco Public Library

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The Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality website is awarded a 2022 American Digital Design Award for excellence in design and user experience.

2022 American Digital Design Awards