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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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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Thank you, Donald

There are many fears, on all sides, that have come to the surface. For this, Donald Trump has done us a favor that we can receive with gratitude (but “thanks” is not a vote). Hearts and minds can remain entrenched in narrow hateful thinking if left alone. But when things get stirred up, when the fears […]

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Jesus on Love

We do not know the true appearance of Jesus, and his exact words are subject to the ravages of time and translation, but we do know that Jesus was a firebrand rabbi who preached a message of radical love. What we know of Jesus is that he quoted parts of the Old Testament1  that were […]

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Suffering

The Buddha taught the truth of suffering. Suffering arises from holding on to views that arise from ignorance of self.  Understanding (of self and all else) grows from attaining right perspectives. So many politicians foment false fears. Fears of threats that are exaggerated or imagined. Where does that fear lead? Yoda shows the result of […]

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