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The Pathways to Liberation project was started in 2008 by Jacob Gotwals, Jack Lehman, and Jim and Jori Manske.  View our self-assessment matrix, read more about our project, or read our latest blog postings below.

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More About Jack

I was born ’47 in an Italian neighborhood, which was turning into a black one, within view of the Statue of Liberty.  My Dad was a mortar gunner in Patton’s 4th Armored Division. His experiences in combat and of course … Continue reading

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I arrived on Terra in the middle of the 20th Century, living my early years in the “deep South” (Smyrna, GA). I enjoyed a life of middle class privilege, taking for granted that all of my needs would be met.  … Continue reading

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More About Jori

There are a variety of points of view from which to write an account of the uniqueness of one’s life. I am sharing some events and values here that appear to be significantly transformational to me. If you are interested… Continue reading

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