…what I’m aiming to promote [is] — a universal spiritual oneness for all of us, welcoming to those who may be seeking refuge from a narrow sense of religion.
Mel Pine’s rebuttal to the charges of white racism that are coming his way.
…where this left me was as a crusader not for Jews, or for African-Americans, or for any one group, but for whoever is being oppressed.
I apologize for the pain my post yesterday has awakened in so many. I hope they can believe me when I say that my objections to the charge to the interim presidents of the Unitarian Universalist Association would have been greater if it mandated the removal of all hiring goals before the new president takes…
I am in the position of no longer feeling that my religion, at least at the national level, is a safe place.
Originally posted on Faith Forward – A Foothills Blog:
I first met the Rev. Peter Morales when I was a student in my second year of seminary. We were at a collegial gathering at the church where he was then serving, in Golden, Colorado. He was quiet, and I left the meeting not knowing all…
TrUUmpism. Yes, that’s a controversial sermon title, but, no, this is not a political sermon. It’s a fresh way of looking at the divisions in the country and what those divisions may teach us as Americans and as Unitarian Universalists.
Is Donald Trump a fully enlightened Buddha sent to awaken all of us?
I had thought that most of my fellow citizens agreed on the core values of inclusion and mutual respect…that most of us welcomed our diversity. Maybe I was misled by the idealism of the 1960’s.
We never know for sure whether the decisions we make — the actions we take — will make the world better or worse. Yet we keep trying.
Originally posted on Melting-Pot Dharma:
I know how Joe Biden feels. I don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase before, because of course we can never know. But this time I think I’m close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. Joe lost his 46-year-old son Beau less than four months ago, on May 30. Two days…
I’m sick and tired of my white privilege. And I’m sick and tired of having my nose rubbed in my white privilege.
But most of all the election result has called into question my own eyes of compassion and commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every person. I failed to see how fearful and angry were so many of my fellow Americans.