Tag Archives: Nonviolence

Shadow

  “I am a shadow not quite invisible not form or substance poised to disappear like mist”   tell me, dear, I say, why this is so …   “truth be told…” she says, “we keep committing the same violent acts … Continue reading

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the night before

my eyes are red from crying with you for you I am you   sitting on my white couch burritoed in a grey-cloud blanket with hot tea although it is 80 degrees   we are shivering   because we know … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and the prophetic voice with 5000 teens

Sweaty, joyous, and intense. What a week it was with over 5,000 Presbyterian senior high students! It might have remained just that if it hadn’t been for the closing worship service. Those three adjectives would have been enough. More than … Continue reading

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Anti-violence march

This is what I did yesterday. What did you do? I am holding the sign behind two of my kids. This is just a beginning

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Happy Birthday, oh “Great-souled one”

Even as we serve others, We are working on ourselves; Every act, every work, Every gesture of genuine compassion Naturally nourishes our own hearts as well. It is not a question of who is helped first, When we attend to … Continue reading

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Prophetic and poetic: International Day of Peace

There’s plenty of snark to go around. Not today. Today is International Day of Peace http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ and I am celebrating those of you who create some space for your inner prophet to be developed, inspired, and shared. I think this is a … Continue reading

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Peace and Democracy?

Lately I have been thinking about the US election process and the ways in which political campaigns, as they currently operate, make it pretty challenging to develop a civil, peace-full country. It isn’t that respectful conversation isn’t possible, but with … Continue reading

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