Category Archives: Justice Issues

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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#GagaGodJustice

“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”So began Lady Gaga’s dazzling half-time Super Bowl performance. And so ends the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America. Not coincidentally, this phrase lies at the heart … Continue reading

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Let’s Overwhelm the World – Together

“In the last few days, we have seen acts of violence in which children of God have been killed.” So began Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message yesterday.As I listened to the stark reality of his words, tears began to stream … 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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One Flag Up, One Flag Down

This week marks a turning point in American history – a time when long held traditions came tumbling down, resulting in the raising up of one flag, and the taking down of another. Flags are symbols in America. Symbols of our … Continue reading

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Crucifixion of Complacency

“Crucify him! Crucify him!” Many Christians throughout the world who attend the Palm Sunday liturgy, find themselves participating in the gospel narrative. Regardless of how we may feel, we find ourselves shouting, “Crucify him!” In that moment, we are transformed from … Continue reading

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Game On!

“Game on!” cry the Super Bowl ads. And game on it is. The Super Bowl has been an American tradition for as long as I can remember. Even though I grew up in SEC country where college bowls reigned supreme, … Continue reading

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What of us still here?

“The caged bird sings with a fevered trill of things unknown but longed for still.” The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou Maya Angelou died last week. She is no longer on this earth, but her words and insight and passion … Continue reading

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As American as Football

“Game on!” cry the Super Bowl ads. And game on it is. The Super Bowl has been an American tradition for as long as I can remember. Even though I grew up in SEC country where college bowls reigned supreme, … 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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