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Shattering the Silence

Yesterday’s Poor People’s Campaign event focused on working to end racism. Our event in Iowa was a rally at the Shattering Silence sculpture. The sculpture is adjacent to the building that houses the Iowa Supreme Court and at the top … Continue reading

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Iowa Schools, Free Speech and Peace

As so often happens, I had no idea I would be writing about this today. I was looking for information about the Shattering Silence sculpture in Des Moines, where today’s Poor People’s Campaign will take place, when I saw this … Continue reading

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Let’s hear your stories

Sometimes I forget to say the most obvious things. Yesterday, as I was yet again talking about why I write so much, I didn’t mention one of the main reasons I write, which is I hope you will write, too.  There … Continue reading

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Await the coming of the truth

I’ve tried to explain why I write so much. From that blog post: “That is the reason I feel led to write so much, to try to be more explicit about our spirituality. Led is the key word here. The … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean–THANK YOU’S

Today, while looking for something else, I came across the powerful letter musician Frank Ocean wrote that has meant a lot to me since I first read it, and evidently to “a generation.”  Frank was working on the acknowledgments for the … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Jobs

I have written a lot about economic injustice in our society. At this point we basically have virtual economic concentration camps, where many who would like to work cannot find jobs. Many of the jobs that are available pay poverty … Continue reading

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Photographs and Memories

I’m not sure what to think about Facebook in light of how the platform was used to influence the last election(s) (and perhaps upcoming elections). I would hope people would verify what they read on Facebook with other sources. But … Continue reading

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Support Peace on the Korean Peninsula

From Mary Ann Koch: Last month I had the opportunity of attending a United Methodist meeting and hearing Heecheon Jeon’s presentation about North and South Korea. He gave an overview of the background relationships that now exist between North and … Continue reading

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The Message of the Eagle

The reason I have been studying what Arkan Lushwala has written, and what he said recently during his webcast, is because of my own observations about the necessity of a spiritual approach to our environmental chaos. I summarized this in … Continue reading

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Poor People’s Campaign Stories Day 1

Following are stories related to the start of the new Poor People’s Campaign. This is a Rodger Routh video about Iowa’s campaign: Rev William Barber talks with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now about the start of the poor people’s campaign. … Continue reading

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