Monthly Archives: November 2016

Telling the Truth — america after the Election

I have grown old and being a grandmother may have taken my teeth. I am too quick to go to … how can we heal, how can we organize to protect the vulnerable, how can we protest, how can we … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day — Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan

Under the Star and Crescent Today we honor Humayun Khan, American, Veteran, receiver of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, hero, lying under the Star and Crescent. “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” … Continue reading

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The Walking Stick Tree by Trish Harris

I am excited to introduce Trish Harris’ wonderful new memoir The Walking Stick Tree. Let me share with all of you first an introduction to her by the wonderful folks at Escalator Press, then (from back-to-front) Trish’s Afterword, and finally … Continue reading

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The Work of Elections

(with thanks to Howard Thurman’s deeply meaningful “The Work of Christmas”*) When the speeches and debates are stilled, when the signs have come down from our yards, the traveling journalists are home, and even the pundits have turned to other … Continue reading

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I vote the future

I vote my grandchild’s education and my grandchild’s grandchild’s earth. I vote the future. I vote my faith in the gifts to this country of a child who is today running from the wars of Syria, eating frijoles con arroz … Continue reading

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Honoring the land heritage indigenous people every day

Today is a day of clergy action at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where water protectors have joined more than 200 indigenous nations opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Violence has been a significant response since late last week. Our prayer … Continue reading

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A charge for those who go to Standing Rock for the Clergy Day of Action

Ephesians 6:10-18 Put on the whole blanket of God, to keep you warm in the Great Plains November. Our struggle is not only against corporations and against the authorities that line up with them, but mostly against the almost cosmic … Continue reading

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