A possibly-temporary win at Standing Rock; also, gender empowerment of women

Greetings, Friends! Before I talk about this week’s resolution, let me share the most recent news from Standing Rock.  Last Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they would not grant the easement for the final section of the DAPL (the section that would complete the line in this region crossing Lake Oahe at … Continue reading A possibly-temporary win at Standing Rock; also, gender empowerment of women

Episcopal Migration Ministries stands with Standing Rock protesters

Greetings, friends! I led this morning’s Bible study on the gospel text for this Sunday (2nd Advent) from Matthew in which John the Baptist confronts the Pharisees and Sadducees with “You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”  Not exactly the way to win friends, I imagine.  But the … Continue reading Episcopal Migration Ministries stands with Standing Rock protesters

Standing Rock issues continue; also, human trafficking concerns elsewhere

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! How are you all doing?  Honestly, I don’t know what to say to you all about how I’m feeling. But, this I know: despite my fears and worries about where we are as a nation and where we’re headed, I have much for which to be thankful and I need to … Continue reading Standing Rock issues continue; also, human trafficking concerns elsewhere

Getting through post-election concerns; plus, a look at mass incarcerations

Dear Friends – It’s a week after Election Day and I confess I do not feel much better than I did last Wednesday morning.  In fact, in some ways, I feel worse.  My initial concerns were for all the groups of people that our president-elect had denigrated during the campaign: Muslims, Mexicans, women, LGBTQ, immigrants, … Continue reading Getting through post-election concerns; plus, a look at mass incarcerations

The reasons we must stand today with the Sioux people, Standing Rock

Greetings, Friends! If you are one of my friends on Facebook, you might have thought I traveled to North Dakota this week.  I wish.  With over 1.5 million others, I “checked in” at Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the protectors of water and sacred lands in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.  While … Continue reading The reasons we must stand today with the Sioux people, Standing Rock

‘Who is my neighbor?’ A great question, in light of our recent convention

Greetings, Friends! Another Convention is in the books – and what a great Convention it was!  If you were looking forward to a day-and-a-half of business meetings with contentious discussions and debate, you might have been disappointed because we had a day-and-a-half of engaging conversations, enlightening presentations and productive work together as a Household of … Continue reading ‘Who is my neighbor?’ A great question, in light of our recent convention