Imagining Winning

Imagining Winning
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My dear friend Ilana recently shared with me Aurora Levin Morales’ poem “Vahavta.” Part of it reads: imagine winning. This is your sacred task. This is your power. Imagine every detail of winning, the exact smell of the summer streets in which no one has been shot,...
Embracing Interdependence

Embracing Interdependence
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Walter Brueggemann is a favorite theologian and I’ve been working my way through his book of daily lenten devotions, A Way Other Than Our Own.  “The summons of Lent,” says Brueggemann, is to “bear new fruit by doing what is in sync with God.” What does it mean to be...
Do Your Teaspoon

Do Your Teaspoon
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Anyone feeling exhausted already even though we’re not even a month into the new U.S. administration? So many marches, vigils, protests, declarations, petitions! So many organizing meetings! And so many posts to read, reports to watch, updates to listen...
Attenders & Distractors

Attenders & Distractors
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This morning, Greenpeace activists dropped a giant “RESIST” banner from a crane next to the White House. And I cannot look away. I want to see and hear everything. I am attending to this action. Last summer, while completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education...
Weaving Prayers with Standing Rock

Weaving Prayers with Standing Rock
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Around the globe, powerful interests are destroying ecosystems and landscapes, clearcutting, strip mining, and polluting. In every case, the destroyers have more military, political, and financial power than those who would resist them. If this planet and our...
Disagreement and Connection After November 8

Disagreement and Connection After November 8
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“How do you talk to someone you have fundamental disagreements with?” A religious educator asked me this question this week as she sought my help in guiding youth about how to have conversations across divides. I felt stumped and flagged the email to get to later....