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Tuesday’s Temptation: Forgetting Who We Are

Tuesday’s Temptation: Forgetting Who We Are

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The news is full of all the horribleness.  Conspiracy theorists rule the day in our news cycles, hate seems to be seeping out of every poor of the world, and criminal activity around the globe lands on your doorstep or laptop or phone with hourly aplomb. But that is not who we are. This weekend, at BeguineAgain and at TheBeZine.com, we hosted a live event and encouraged :) events around the world that included: Picnics for all Presentations Multi-Faith Gatherings Blogs  Dreaming big of creating an NGO to fight hate Inter-denominational gatherings Multi-ethnic gatherings Prayers in faith communities Art Poetry Our reach was much broader than the 24 people that showed up for the white supremacy march in Washington, D.C.  Maybe, just maybe, we can rejo
Unite with Might: A Point of Personal Privilege

Unite with Might: A Point of Personal Privilege

hate, Love
Hi all!  I'm reminding us of the event this weekend because it is definitely tempting to turn away from hate and to not stare it in the face. I want to remind us that white supremacy cannot stand. We know that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, leaders of the alt-right movement, are planning to have another rally and march, similar to the one they had at Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed.  We decided to do something about it and I hope you will join us. Unite with Might We are uniting together to stand against hate and to promote hope, love, and inclusion for all of our neighbors. Sometimes it seems that there is so much hatred in the world that it is impossible to know what to do next.  But changing hate to hope, loneliness to love, paranoia to peace, isolation to inclu
Tuesday’s Temptation: Cutting-Off

Tuesday’s Temptation: Cutting-Off

bigotry, prayer, Prayer Practice
There is a way of making a family tree that includes tracking medical, relationship, and personal noticings.  It is called a genogram.  What I found really interesting when I did a relationship genogram for my family is that there are generational patterns of cutting-off.  What this means is that rather than resolve conflict, people simply cut one another off and stop talking. I find myself fighting that temptation every day.  I am so angry and hurt that people that say they love me and my family, my beautiful LGBTQIA family, would vote for someone who actively articulated harm against us.  I am saddened that someone would choose their personal pocket book over the safety of women and children.  I am disgusted that personal values mean so little that the temptation of more personal prof