Saturday, June 19
Shadow

Tag: resources

A Moral Failure; poems by Michael Dickel and Jamie Dedes written in the aftermath of shootings; protests and resources

A Moral Failure; poems by Michael Dickel and Jamie Dedes written in the aftermath of shootings; protests and resources

peace and justice, poem, poems, Poetry, social justice
“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? But conscience asks the question – is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. from his speech, A Proper Sense of Priorities, February 6, 1968, Washington, D.C. When we speak or write about gun control, the immediate reaction is to point to sixth amendment rights, to the suggestion that a complex problem may resolve with the application of one strategy, or to the controversial NRA position and lobby. Democracy is messy, but safety and citizen rights are the concerns rational people hold in common. No m...

RESIST: SIGNS OF THE TIMES … thoughts and resources

peace and justice, Politics, Presidency
BRAVO! to the people, the church groups, the civic groups, the students and the schools, the poets, the musicians and the artists who bare witness to the times, the historians who remind us of our roots and their lessons, the lawyers who clarify the law and fight for justice, and journalists who investigate and speak out. Bravo! to the women who are the stewards of heart for all their joyousness, their spirited defiance and their hope and faith. Bravo! to the man at the Women's March on Washington who carried a sign saying, "I think it's time that white men stopped talking and started listening." THIS WEEKEND I was proud that in the midst of fear and contention the majority of protesters were peaceful and respectful. OFF THE CUFF/STRAY THOUGHT Perhaps it would be wise to replace ...