A Nonprofit Christian Organization Dedicated to Changing Lives Through God’s Love
The ORACLE Religious Association (ORA) enriches people’s quality of life by providing life-changing experiences that foster spiritual, educational, financial, and physical development. As a nonprofit Christian organization, we create and execute spiritual ministries that bring men, women and youth of faith across the US closer to God. In addition, we run an online store where we sell merchandise related to our programs. For more information, contact us today.
More Than 60 Years of Experience
ORA’s mission is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to a wounded world. We do this by providing experiences to adults and youth that will enable them to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, a commitment to His Church, and a sense of self-worth. In addition, they will become agents of change in society.
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HERITAGE: Is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture.
Most important, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them.
GRIOT ORA MAE LEWIS MARTIN (1918-2005)
Mother of Sr. Dr. Oralisa Martin
Newspaper columnist and poet Ora Mae Lewis was born March 29, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lewis’s writing was both widely praised and feared. “The First Christmas” short story earned her a prize from the Times Picayune in 1927. Her “A Letter to the Archbishop” in the Sepia Socialite on July 23, 1938, was instrumental in ending the segregation of black Catholics during the International Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans that year.
Her serial story, “Black Hands and Yellow Cheeks,” published in the Sepia Socialite was literally waved on the floor of the United States Senate by Louisiana Senator Allen Ellender during his tirade against black voting rights in January 1940. He argued that books like Lewis’s work would inspire Louisiana African Americans to register to vote.
Then in August 2000, she released SEEDS in the Wind, a Historical Novel (1565-1865) which was her final major work. Ora Mae Lewis Martin died on September 28, 2005, in New Orleans.
She was eighty-seven.
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