Tag: human-rights

JOY … in celebrating my spiritual mother

Joy
Pearl Buck circa 1972 courtesy of Dutch National Archives, The Hague under CC BY-SA 3.0 nl license I give you the books I’ve made,Body and soul, bled and flayed.Yet the essence they containIn one poem is made plain,In one poem is made clear:On this earth, through far or near,Without love there’s only fear. Essence by Pearl Buck Yesterday was the anniversary of Pearl Buck’s birth. She was the founder ofWelcome House for the adoption of mixed-race children, thought in her day to be unadoptable. I consider her my spiritual mother. “. . . the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.” Pearl Buck (1892-1973). Pearl Buck was an American novelist, writer, poet, activist, and humanitarian and the first woman to be awarded the N

Millions for Prisoner Rights, March on Washington, Abolish Amendment 13

Incarceration, peace and justice
"And whoever saves a life it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind" (5:32). "Each [hu]man's step forward is a step forward for all of [hu]mankind." the great white* brotherhood * "white" here is not a reference to race but to the Aura of White Light that surrounds the appointed ones, those who have arisen from every race, creed and walk of life to lead others to enlightenment. - Jamie Dedes
Sunny Sunday: Moving to Action

Sunny Sunday: Moving to Action

Essay, GLBT, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where is your light today? What is inspiring you? Transforming you? What is allowing you to be love to the world? “I will remember this word," he said. "Shenanigans. It is a good word.” ― John Flanagan, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja Today, I would like to introduce shenanigator, Professor Dean Spade. Professor Spade teaches law at Seattle University. However, his shenanigator honors comes from his focus on how the justice system impacts the LGBTQ* community. He founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project which is a "civil rights organization focusing on equality for gender non-conforming people. Built organization from initial fellowship project to eight staff in four years, won several precedent-setting lawsuits, represented hundreds of clients, and performed dozens of training seminars for governm