From Those We Serve:


Rev. Dr. Edna Canty Jenkins, Director
Embry Center for Family Life
College Park, Maryland

“The Embry Center for Family Life thanks you for our continuing partnership of the last three years. Your efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of people in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. We are delighted to join in making a difference and we look forward to participating as you formulate more programs to address the issues of health disparity and to empower sustainable health and wholeness for the larger community.” 

Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Director
Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director
Multicultural Growth and Witness
Unitarian Universalist Association, Boston

“We are grateful for having had the opportunity to partner with Rev. Dr. Braxton over the past five years. We have worked hard and we continue to stretch ourselves beyond belief. Yet, in the words of Fannie Lou Hamer, ‘We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ The Braxton Institute is exactly what we need at this time — the Sankofa moment that is central to the juxtaposition of our past and future.

Over the years, your collaborations with us have helped me support UU congregational professional and lay religious leaders in developing the cross-cultural knowledge and skills that foster multicultural growth and ministry in Unitarian Universalism at the congregational, district, and national levels. The values of the Braxton Institute are in keeping with those of Multicultural Ministries. We applaud the commitment to sustaining resilience…and to unleashing that rare commodity: joy! Your ministry saves lives.”

Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D.
Founding Co-Director, Brite Divinity School Soul Repair Center
Texas Christian University

“We appreciate your expertise and work at our recent conference in Midland, Texas. All of us at the Soul Repair Center look forward to further collaborations with the Braxton Institute.”

Rita Charon, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center Executive Director, Program in Narrative Medicine Columbia University

“What you are doing for your students at William and Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School is awesome. I am impressed and proud that the work of Narrative Medicine has spawned this great work.”