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January 09, 2014
What A Miracle Is
Once I crossed the Sierra Madres with a bus driver named Arturo who had...
January 02, 2014
Sometimes It Takes A Lie
Sometimes it takes a lie to keep a religion. "It's merely a game," they told...
December 10, 2013
The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All
December 10, 2013 “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable...
December 05, 2013
The great Nelson Mandela has died. Peacefully, after a long illness, surrounded by the love...
December 03, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana hosted a screening of deepsouth last night in honor of World...
November 28, 2013
Tornados, Typhoons, and Straw Dogs: Giving Thanks With Some Thinking
Thanksgiving American style. The day declared a national holiday for the purpose of giving thanks....
November 19, 2013
Living History: How JFK’s assassination woke me up
I was sitting in a small desk, and Mrs. Graham was at the front of...
November 19, 2013
Songs that Save Us
Emma’s Revolution came to New Orleans and offered a workshop focused on singing and songwriting...
November 12, 2013
Anything I can do, We can do better…
“We think that honesty and living in truth are better ways to live than propaganda...
November 07, 2013
Morality: It’s About Hopping Out of That Tree
We all make a decision every day, consciously or unconsciously: Am I going to cooperate...
October 31, 2013
Run Away! Run Away! Fear and the Problem of Progressivism
Let’s face it, progressives just don’t do fear well. Conservatives go to town with death...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 24, 2013
To Becoming Silent
by Pablo Neruda (translation by David Breeden) Now, let's all count to twelve, then keep...
October 12, 2013
Who does your heart break for?
Last month I had the joy of participating in the first Life on Fire un-conference...
October 10, 2013
The ABCs of Extortion
A. Thucydides--that Greek telling his story, human doings with nary a nod to the gods--said...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 01, 2013
The government has come screeching to a halt because Speaker Boehner, under pressure from the...
September 12, 2013
Who’s In and Who’s Out of Institutions (and the immigrants between)
The British social anthropologist Mary Douglas had this to say about institutions: Inside a...
September 11, 2013
A Better Choice
It was a few days after the 9/11 tragedy. We had done our best to...
September 05, 2013
Bombing Again? But It’ll Work This Time!
There’s really no need to refer to specifics. When you’ve been a citizen of the...
September 04, 2013
None of the Above
As I write, the President and Congress are discussing how to respond to the use...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 10, 2013
I had the honor of spending this week with a dozen youth who chose to...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
June 29, 2013
Storms and Solidarity
All day Thursday I wore my Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, through meetings...
May 01, 2013
For You Were a Stranger in Egypt
There are many biblical passages calling people to offer hospitality to the stranger. Here is...
April 24, 2013
Where Danger Lurks
For the last week and a half the news has been pretty much all Boston...
April 20, 2013
love is the voice under all silences; the hope which has no opposite in fear;...
April 18, 2013
Hunting Only for Kindness
I was scrubbing the dishes this evening, hot steam rising up from the sink, when...
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