Posts tagged Activism
From the Trenches: Reflections on the long road to equality and the meaning of community

I thought I had a higher calling to support my community and to bless love wherever I found it. I could not rationalize saying that one couple’s love is worthy of God’s blessing because their genitals are different and another couple’s love is not worthy of God’s blessing because their genitals are the same.

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Service in the Streets of New York: What to do with a childless mother?

It’s Christmas Eve. Leo and I leave the house around 7 pm. It’s an unseasonably warm evening, muggy and gray. As we walk past the gigantic storage facilities and warehouse grocery stores in our Brooklyn neighborhood, this urban setting seems particularly harsh for a night that’s supposed to be festive and magical.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here: One Soul’s Journey into Leadership for Climate Justice

In September 2014, in my sixteenth year of parish ministry, I had an idea about how to mobilize people of faith across religious boundaries as a public force for environmental and climate justice. The idea was to move religious environmentalism beyond personal lifestyle choices, beyond a green sanctuary, into the voting booth and into the corridors of political power.  

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Homeless Youth Find Their Way Home

When I was sixteen, I was living by myself in a one-room shack perched on the edge of a ravine in the middle of a redwood forest in northern California. My living space was not insulated, and I heated it with an old pot-bellied stove I scavenged from a neighbor. It had no running water, so I hauled what I could carry in a five-gallon container.

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The Sea Shares Salt With The Breeze, Meeting Refugees in Lesvos, Greece

Becky Thompson reflects on greeting refugees in Greece: "On the first day, traveling along a beach road, I was greeted by a contingent of Syrian university students who had just made it across the Aegean Sea, almost dying after their raft had capsized. They motioned with their hands, explaining how they made their bodies quiet and aligned to keep the raft as steady as possible."

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Tout Moun se Moun, Everybody is a Person

What I remembered through the haze of the decade past was one night where rain flooded the landscape and mud flowed down the hill. We knew that heaps of the mud would, by the next day, block the entrance of the two room clinic where we had just watched three children die of malnutrition.

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Eco-Conscientiousness & Eco-Activism in an Ecological Age

For those active in global discussions of challenge and change, there has been hope in hearing that business as usual is not an option; that transformative change is necessary. The questions now are about how this change will happen and who will make it happen.

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