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A Quaker Response to Gun Violence – Friends Journal

The problem is that for some people in the United States, guns have replaced God as the source of their trust and as the authority they turn to in order to resolve conflicts. — Read on http://www.friendsjournal.org/a-quaker-response-to-gun-violence/

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Thank you padre!

Saw this on Representative Mike Thompson’s Twitter feed this morning. Mike Thompson represents California’s 5th Congressional District. This letter from a Catholic Priest friend says it all about Arch Bishop Cordileone’s latest misguided decision: “Bishops, priests, etc. are neither the … Continue reading

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Conservative used to mean

There was a time when the Republican party bragged about getting government off your back. Regulations and regulation were the purview of the Democratic party which was assailed as the party of big government. Ronald Reagan once said, “I hope … Continue reading

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Maybe I don’t belong…

The possible overturn of Roe v Wade and the gradual erosion of individual liberties in the United States leaves me very concerned for the future of our country and our planet. Our land is on fire. The southwest and other … Continue reading

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The new reality of the nones

“I find a tremendous yearning among Nones and the millennial generation (born between 1982 and the early 2000s) for a more just and unified world. Many of the millennial generation are wholemakers involved in greening the earth, immigration reform, peace … Continue reading

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‘We Have to Get a Climate President in Office’: Jane Fonda Says Bernie Sanders Is the Only Climate Candidate

I’m with Jane. We have a real climate emergency which will shorten the lives of our children and grandchildren prematurely. We need a president and leaders who recognize imperative of climate change.   Source: ‘We Have to Get a Climate … Continue reading

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Thank You Elizabeth

Thank you Senator Warren. I was hoping that this election cycle we’d have the courage to nominate a woman to be the Democratic Party standard bearer. Unfortunately you didn’t fare well in the primaries. I liked your positions on the … Continue reading

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Turn away from sin and follow the Gospel

That’s frequently said by priests and others who administer ashes to the faithful on Ash Wednesday. Today is the beginning of Lent. What is Lent and what does it mean in 2020? What is sin? Everyone might have a different … Continue reading

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Breath of life

It’s that season in the United States when some folks roll out the “real Christian” card and it’s usually around a woman’s right to choose. I hope most folks choose life. I’m glad my Mom chose life. Even with its … Continue reading

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Sunshine

Walking is therapy. In the past six years I’ve found that the more I walk the more content I am. Winter makes it harder to walk but this winter has been more open than most. I’m averaging 3.4 miles per … Continue reading

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