Category Archives: Global Justice Issues

Just One More Step

Standing high on a hill on the banks of the Ohio River, looking across at the state of Kentucky, history was coursing through my veins filling me with a sense of time past and time present. As both crowded my … Continue reading

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Every Step of the Way

This is the most sacred week of the year for Jews and Christians. It is the week of Passover for Jews and Holy Week for Christians – a week when Jews decide if they will walk with Moses and other … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas

This week, Christians around the world find themselves in the final countdown to Christmas. The last candle on the Advent wreath is lit and we’re nearing the end of our pop-up Advent calendars. If we haven’t finished decorating, gift buying, … Continue reading

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Yes, It Really Is That Simple

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say, much less to write in a spirituality column. It seems as if all spirituality, all goodness, all that is just and true has fled the American political scene. Exit stage right, or … Continue reading

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103 Times

There’s a certain pall hanging over Christmas and Hanukkah this year. A sense of uncertainty. A sense of fear. A sense of anxiety that belies the joy of the holiday season. All around us are news reports of one shooting … Continue reading

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“Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”

From bombings to beheadings to our own inner fears – we need the reminder of this Biblical verse from First John 4:18 in our world today. We live in a world riddled with fear – fear of the unknown, fear … Continue reading

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Maybe in Africa, Too!

The ubiquitous news story in April 2009 of Rich Phillips being taken hostage by Somali pirates as he captains a Maersk cargo ship through the horn of Africa, captured my attention and imagination. The movie, “Captain Phillips”, did far more … Continue reading

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What is Just?

In the midst of a beautiful sunrise, I sat on the banks of the Sea of Galilee in Israel gazing at the mountains of Syria. They looked peaceful, tranquil with the waters of the sea glistening brightly before them. But … Continue reading

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Finally I Picked Up My Feet

Have you ever had a dream you were willing to die for? Have you ever had a dream that would transform an entire nation? Have you ever had a dream that someday, somehow justice would roll down like waters and … Continue reading

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“I’m the Kinda Person Who Can’t Stand By and Watch Other People Suffer”

“I’m the kinda person who can’t stand by and watch other people suffer,” he said. He, and other brave Americans, commandeered boats off the island of Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Their actions will live in infamy. Their actions saved lives. … Continue reading

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