Tag: at-risk youth

Giving Tuesday: An Ask

Giving Tuesday: An Ask

Uncategorized
Hi all! It's Giving Tuesday. I don't know if it is clear yet, but my entire subsistence is off of donations. Super exciting, I know. I sometimes feel like the world of non-profits and donation acquisition and grant acquisition is the most painful way to make a living. There are so many worthy organizations competing for so few dollars. And some organizations compete and bash one another until they are unrecognizable, one is bloodied, or they both walk away losers. That is not my way. In building the Youth Chaplaincy Coalition, a program of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, I have made collaboration, co-existing, and building one another up a cornerstone of my platform. (The writer in me wants a "c" word for building one another up--can you help me out?). The Youth Chaplain...

Religious Community, Social Justice, Incarcerated Youth: An Interview with Terri Stewart

Joy, Spirituality
My assigned topic here for Wednesdays is joy.  Sometimes I hit my assignment more obliquely than others. Today though, I submit that there are few things more joyful than connecting with others whose interests and values align with our own.  So with great joy, I offer you the opportunity to learn more about Terri Stewart, who founded this blog. I "met" Terri online in 2011 when I visited Beguine Again, which at that time was entitled Cloaked Monk. "Beguine" Again - after the Beguines, a lay semi-monastic Christian order of the 13th-16th centuries in Northern Europe. It was committed to - among other things - caring for the sick and the poor. I was impressed with Terri's commitment to spiritual ritual and her openness to the wisdom and beauty in religious traditions, including traditions