It is the church that assures us that we are not struggling for justice on our...– Mark Morrison-Reed, “The Task of Religious Community” (Unitarian Universalist, minister, historian)
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) →
Yesterday, a speaker from the local domestic violence shelter spoke to our spiritual care class. It was the second time I’ve heard her, and she is just wonderful. Some things to think about:
Email correspondence between TN Muslim leader and... →
motherjones: After his state representative asked a local Muslim leader—whose mosque had been attacked by arsonists—to denounce terrorism, Murfreesboro, Tennessee second-grade teacher Aaron Nuell decided he’d had enough. The ensuing email correspondence between Nuell and State Rep. Rick Womick is…
10 things you may not have known about America's... →
gaywrites: Taken verbatim from the Advocate article linked above: 1. 9 million LGBT people live in the U.S., 3.8 % of the adult population. 2. LGBT people are racially, ethnically, and geographically diverse: 1 in 4 are people of color and same-sex couples have identified themselves on the Census in 99% of U.S. counties. 3. A substantial percentage of LGBT people are raising children: 1 in 5...
MoJo Fact-Checker Pwns Global Warming Deniers →
motherjones: Diligent fact-checkers rarely get their dues, but MoJo’s Jaeah Lee spends a glorious 4.53 minutes righteously smacking down global warming deniers’ claims in this video. Fact-checkers FTW!
…my experience is that there are many others in our movement that are feeling...– David Owen-O’Quill, comment on “A Missionary Faith,” Celestial Lands, web log comment posted February 14, 2008, http://celestiallands.org/wayside/?p=40 (accessed April 13, 2011). (via redpillbrethren)
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the...– Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1890 (via revnaomiking)
The faithful church critiques its cultural environment, particularly the...– Darrell L. Guder, ed., Missional Church: a Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1998), 114-115. (via redpillbrethren)
Our missiology does not call us to convert our neighbors, but to embrace them,...– Rebecca Ann Parker (via redpillbrethren) What missiology should be…
Values, Vocation & Social Media →
From our awesome Rev. Naomi King.
What Missional Looks Like →
redpillbrethren: … “It’s important to find people who are treated the worst, who have the worst resources and just love them,” Kiniry said. “Not try to fix them, not try to save them, but just show them hospitality and kindness.” He said he began organizing the potlucks when it dawned on him that he had more food and material items than he needed. “I realized I had all the food I needed and...
The more you learn about the real lives of real people, the less able you are to...– Henry Louis Gates Jr. (via cheatsheet)
Love is creative and redemptive. Love builds up and unites; hate tears down and...– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via redpillbrethren)
Tricycle: Sharon Salzburg: Choosing a time to... →
Progressive media is losing ground to mainstream... →
Imagine knowing from the ground up, that you are tied to the whole, that you are...– Lynn Adair Ungar (Unitarian Universalist, minister, educator, poet)
Experimental Buddhism | Tricycle →
Before an individual “becomes” Zen, Vajrayana, Pure Land, or any of the other schools now accessible globally through actual and virtual sites, most newcomers to Buddhism as well as many born into a Buddhist tradition, inhabit a loose category of what I call “experimental Buddhists.” Makes sense. This is why I do not claim to be Buddhist. Yet.
iJourney: Each of Us, a Miniature Wholeness, by... →
What if I am unworthy? The true value of love is this, that it can ever bless...– Rabindranath Tagore (Brahmo Samaj, poet) The Home and the World (via uuquotes)
Beatitudes for Justice Builders - Rev. Lindi...
Blessed are you who can question your own assumptions and listen with an open mind; you will receive new insights beyond your imagining. Blessed are you who suffer the attacks of others to stand up for what is right; you will not be alone, for your courage will inspire others to rise. Blessed are you who build friendships as well as justice; even when you lose an issue, you will have...
Tumblr Lesson #1 for me, whoops!
If it is a long quote, put it as a note instead. In posting the first four stanzas of Beatitudes for Justice Builders with a … , I thought people would go to the source to see the whole thing. It’s really quite funny and inspiring. Now that it arrived back on a friend’s Facebook page two days later without the … nor the name of the piece, I have learned a lesson. I will...
Remember that you don’t choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is...– Kent Nerburn (via uuca)
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live...– Harry Emerson Fosdick (via uuca)
UUA: Ecology, Justice, and Compassion →
Essay on how environmental issues becomes issues of justice and compassion by Rev. Fred Small, First UU, Cambridge, MA. #UU
"There must be religious witness" →
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, President, Starr-King School for the ministry #UU
RevNaomi Tumblr: You Are Needed →
revnaomiking: You are needed for this world. Your spirit, your heart, your dreams of how wonderfully good this world can be — we need you. We need your songs and your dancing, your laughter and your whole-hearted self. We need you as is, no questions asked, because today is a new day, forgiveness is possible,…
If a society is a just society, if it is one which places a premium on social...– Bayard Rustin (via revnaomiking)
A Few Drops in the Ocean
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Mahatma Gandhi This was one of my favorite quotes. A year ago, it took on a particularly poignant significance when the Deep Water Horizon well exploded and the earth began to hemorrhage crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. With the Pacific garbage patch, mercury...
The Creator didn’t mention reservations. Where does it say we have to live on a...– Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabekwe, mother, activist-reformer)
Your gifts, whatever you discover them to be, can be used to bless or curse the...– By Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, President of Starr King School for the Ministry