Hopeful or hopeless?

Feb 2, 2015 by

As 2014 ended, “I can’t breathe” was the mantra for many who demonstrated across the United States in the wake of the death of Eric Garner. It feels like our nation, and our world, can’t breathe. The...

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I can’t breathe, but I’m listening

Dec 29, 2014 by

My son came home and told me that on his walk from school in our middle-class neighborhood, a police officer slowed down and tailed him and his two friends. His friends — one black, the other white —...

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God’s work means changing the way things are

Dec 10, 2014 by

During a retreat several weeks ago, we were invited to sit with Jane Hirshfield’s poem, “Three Times My Life Has Opened,” to reflect and journal about three significant transition points in our lives....

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A prayerful response to Ferguson

Aug 15, 2014 by

Asked why I raise my hands, I say a number of things: “I lift them to praise God for redeeming me.” My hands are holy because his hands were pierced, and so, I raise my hands. “I raise my hands to call...

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