Category Archives: Peace and Justice

The Courage to Live

In the wise, charming and funny movie, You Can’t Take It with You (1938 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, Frank Capra), there’s a conversation on a park bench between Alice Sycamore (played by Jean Arthur) and Tony … Continue reading

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Different Visions

Jean and I attended the Women’s March in Boston last Saturday, one of 600+ marches worldwide, to promote a very different vision than that of President Trump.  It was exciting to be part of a crowd of 175,000 people, women, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practices for Anxious Times

Here are some practices from the contemplative tradition which you may find helpful (and which I have been using) to cope with the shock of the recent election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Try meditation as … Continue reading

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Orlando

All the usual expressions of grief that pour out during a tragedy seem very inadequate as responses to the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub, a haven for the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida.  Last year at this time it was an … Continue reading

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Tribe or Beloved Community

In High School I was taught that politics is the art of compromise.  It seems a self-evident aphorism since in a democracy there are usually opposing viewpoints but also a need to find agreement to move forward as a nation.  … Continue reading

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Fools Rush In…

I have nearly finished reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy for the even more enjoyable second time around.   It is an awe-inspiring commentary on the human condition and great storytelling as well.  I think that Volume 4, Part 3 … Continue reading

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The Four Spiritual Types (Part 2)

A previous blog described The Four Spiritual Types, as set forth by Corinne Ware in Discover Your Spiritual Type (Alban Institute, 1995): head, heart, mystic, and social justice. Here I will give examples of prayer exercises which may be helpful … Continue reading

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