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Fog of Fear or Fruit of Hope?

Fog of Fear or Fruit of Hope?

“Hope is not faith, not wait-and-see, not compromise, not merely the opposite of despair. Hope is an essential element in patient, energetic, effective activism and persistent principled resistance to injustice and other evils. Dissatisfaction mobilizes, hope stabilizes in struggle. Hope helps our ideas grow and bear fruit. Hope is not…

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

“The frontiers of science suggest that matter as a thing-in-itself is an illusion and that only relationships are real. By this reckoning, our understanding of relationship holds the key to understanding reality, the purpose and possibilities of creation, and humanity’s place in creation’s unfolding.” What does it look like to…

Festival of Lights

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” which begins Sat. night, Dec. 24, 2016 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. It is also Christmas eve, another festival of lights. In this TED Talk, Rabbi Sharon Brous pleas that we must reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life. In this impassioned talk, […]

Hope in a Cynical Age

Hope in a Cynical Age

In 1936, Carl Sandburg published his book-length poem called The People, Yes. As Tasha Golden notes in Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics Vol. 1.1, this was a time when “Americans were vacillating between a belief that things would get better and a permeating cynicism created…

Shasta County’s Beloved Community Movement

This coming Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10 AM a group of caring people from several faith traditions (progressive Christian, Bahai, Quakers, Spiritual Living and Unity) plus representatives from a few well-established community organizations such as SCCAR and NAACP, will meet for an hour at First United Methodist Church to offer their…