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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...
Daily Practice for July 13, 2016

Daily Practice for July 13, 2016

Word: I keep wondering what can I do with the platform that I have to broaden our discussion of racism and privilege. I've written a group Bible study on racism and privilege that I could figure out how to implement online. Or I have this platform that I can continue to use to educate. I have the people I encounter in my life. I have the power of liturgy and the pulpit. Ultimately, though, the power of relationship is the power that moves people when confronting difficult discussions. Do I have the power of relationship? Sometimes. I try to practice being invitational rather than confrontational. Inviting in rather than pushing out. That is why I wrote the Bible study on racism and privilege and designed it to be a communal, invitational, relational effort. Not a video talking at so...
Daily Practice for July 12, 2016

Daily Practice for July 12, 2016

Word: I want to continue the conversation about racism and privilege for another moment. Or maybe 20 moments. Maybe this will continue until I can talk no longer. The words of Elie Wiesel remind me of what war between the races looks like. I see the echoes of this in today's interactions between authority and black people. The beatings. The death. The suspicion. The need for people to bear witness. The apologists. Those that describe slavery as migration. Those that say black people were better off. Those that want to move on without remembering. I think that it would be easy to make a case that Africans experienced a holocaust through slavery. Why do we allow any other narrative? excerpt from Night I remember that night, the most horrendous of my life: “ … Eliezer, my son, come ...