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.
This is in Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39. Islam promotes this message in several ways. When we start with love, our problems and differences can be resolved.
Great message #WeAreAmerica from LoveHasNoLabels.com – and this also extends way beyond America – to the whole world!
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
“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 […]
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 […]
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.” […]
In the contested 1924 Democratic National Convention, the deadlock was reported to be because “Everybody was against somebody or some place, but not enough people were for anybody or any place.” It may be considered good that the main conflict that year, KKK influence, ended up being decided with a rejection of the Klan. […]
It is sad to hear news reports of protesters and Trump supporters clashing in Chicago. News for everyone, “great” people do not participate in fist fights. “Professional” people do not start attacks. “These people” are not destroying the country, and “those people” are not making the country great. We are arbitrarily diving people into […]
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 […]