Our Work Is Not Done – Celebrate Anyway!

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The Road goes ever on and on. Our work for justice is far from done, but let’s celebrate anyway. [Read more...]

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Love Wins, Justice Wins

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Today the long arc of the moral universe bent a little more closely towards justice. I am thrilled that my gay and lesbian friends can now have their marriages officially recognized even here in Texas. This is a great day for justice and a great day for love! [Read more...]

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Honoring Our Troublesome Ancestors

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When some of my friends say the Confederate flag is “heritage not hate” I believe they mean it. But such an approach whitewashes our ancestors who perpetuated one of the most evil institutions ever created by humankind. [Read more...]

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Hospitality in Practice

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We have an obligation to be especially hospitable to our guests. Not just to embody our own virtues and not just to honor our guests, but to set a good example for our wider society that treats too many as Other. [Read more...]

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Love in Fearful Times

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Courage is a virtue, but if we are not mindful our courage can lead us to attack the symbols of our fear and not its root cause. It can lead us to attack the wrong things and the wrong people. Sometimes, the antidote to fear is love. [Read more...]

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The Obligations of Religion

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The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful religion also carries obligations. [Read more...]

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James Bianchi 1949 – 2015

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James Bianchi was a good friend and a fine Druid who did great things for our community. He will be remembered. [Read more...]

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A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

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I encourage you to read A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment and if you are in general agreement, to sign it. Over 3,600 Pagans have already signed the statement – the working group that put it together is trying to get 10,000 signatures by the Summer Solstice. [Read more...]

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