Sunday, September 26, 2021

Social Justice

Outer Banks

August 19, 2021 I was always waiting For someone to take me to this specific beach Something about the empty stretches Of churning waves shaping dunes And no hotels hovering Just...

Gray

May 31, 2020 Last night Some of my city burned This morning after surveying The remains I decided to finish painting My dining room table: blue And the chairs Confederate gray Irony not...

Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

World of Meaning

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

“Food Bank” for Education

“Every child deserves the best opportunity to be their best self,” is the guiding principle behind Canada’s first “education bank” as envisioned by Theresa...

American Quilts and Social Change

The Toledo Museum of Art is hosting a unique collection of quilts, both historic and contemporary, for an exhibit it's calling "Radical Tradition: American...

Alex Trebek’s Wardrobe Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Start

When Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last year, he left behind not only legions of grieving fans but 300 neckties, 58...

Remembering the Radical Roots of Mother’s Day

Before the flowers, before the jewelry, before the cards and candy Mothers’ Day was a day of activism. In 1858 Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis...

Harriet Tubman’s Former Church Receives Grant

Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada is the oldest Black congregation in Ontario. Originally founded in 1814, it also...

Marking Time

Founded in 1971 as a non-profit center for contemporary art, New York City’s MoMA PS1 is the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit space for...

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The Legacy of September 11th

All of us who lived through September 11, 2001, remember precisely where we were and what we were doing when news of the terrorist...

Outer Banks

August 19, 2021 I was always waiting For someone to take me to this specific beach Something about the empty stretches Of churning waves shaping dunes And no hotels hovering Just...

Building Bridges Through Community Mapping

In an increasingly fragmented and rapidly changing world, churches and other service organizations are struggling to understand and connect with the communities they seek...

Declaring Our Independence

The two nations on the North American continent that celebrate independence from Great Britain do so three days apart each year.  Here in Toronto, this...

Abide These Three: Love

Text: John 13:33-5; 14-15-21 The third sermon in the sermon series “Abide These Three: Faith, Hope, and Love.” A partial transcript of the sermon. ...Love is...

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