Love drives out fears

How do we come together, especially after we have disagreed in a non-loving way? We start with Love. Rev. William Barber preaches this message. He speaks out against those who would oppress and invites them to join in a loving fusion coalition. How do we address fear? We start with Love.

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How could they vote for…..????

Sometimes, in the midst of partisan attacks, you can’t believe that anyone could support the “other” side. How could they support {the other candidate}??? The real question is, have you *really* tried to understand what the “other” side fears? What are their concerns? How have they lost under the present system? There have been many lies […]

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A champion dies

Muhammad Ali, a man who was famous for boxing, was a pacifist and a loving man. He objected to our fighting in Vietnam. He spoke out against hate. “We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda” — Muhammad Ali

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We must be the Good in the world

“Good” and “Evil” are not some mysterious forces “out there” that come and afflict us. God and the devil are not in some big battle for our souls or the universe. We have  free will, and with free will comes the possibility that people will act in egregious ways. James Luther Adams wrote “we deny […]

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Wonderful to see…

…when an 18-year-old woman understands why terrorism exists… when so many others do not seem to get it… Malala Yousafzai says   “If we want to end terrorism, we need to bring quality education so we defeat the mindset of terrorism mentality and of hatred.” When asked about the rhetoric of the presidential election, she […]

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Peace, Fear, Oppression, Actions…

Oppression is a violation of human rights. No person has the right to act in a way that is intended to make others fearful of them. No one has the right to deny others the freedoms expressed in our Constitution. The white supremacists who gathered at Stone Mountain  on April 23, 2016, have oppressive racist […]

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Love your enemies?

How can we love our enemies without becoming enemies ourselves? How so we stand up to hate without becoming haters ourselves? In Luke 6:27-28, Jesus says: “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”   […]

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How lost and scared…?

How lost and scared to you need to be to see a politician as a savior? Many people state a dissatisfaction with politicians. Could it be that the dissatisfaction is with some bigger part of life, such as feeling left behind by the educational or economic systems, and the expectation that a particular politician can […]

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