Dec. 10, 2021 As I woke up this wintry morning, I remembered today is my sister’s birthday. This is the day—67 years ago—she was breathed into being, into family, into … Continue reading Faith and the Vaccine
This last June 19, 2021, on Oregon’s first officially recognized “Juneteenth” holiday, over 300 people gathered outside the Coos Bay Historical Society in southern Oregon. In partnership with the Oregon … Continue reading Reckoning with Racism
“The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society.” – John Lewis Fair, safe and respected elections are … Continue reading Honoring the Electoral Process 2020
Our culture is obsessed with comic book superheroes. Their movies draw millions at the box office and inspire merchandise for everything from socks to cereal. Perhaps we’re obsessed because our … Continue reading American Heroes
As the number of known cases of the novel coronavirus in Oregon doubled Sunday, March 8, Gov. Kate Brown said she was declaring a state of emergency “to ensure that … Continue reading The Coronavirus and Communities of Faith
Last week’s news, if not a surprise, was a shock. President Trump set the refugee limit at 18,000 for the coming year, advancing the administration’s sustained effort to dislodge faith … Continue reading To the Trump Administration: Stop dismantling the refugee resettlement work, America’s greatest faith-government partnership!
Portland’s most recent showdown between Antifa and the Proud Boys wasn’t as violent as perhaps it could have been. But the lead up made it clear to many of us … Continue reading The Prophetic edge, mutual accompaniment and the Common Table