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Teflon Bill Clinton Many people are hoping the Democrats can take over the U.S. House of Representatives and maybe the U.S. Senate. Without that legislative check on Donald Trump and the Republicans the outlook for the United States—and indeed, the world–will continue to be bleak.

watch To accomplish this legislative takeover, the Democrats must overcome policies and practices initiated by Bill Clinton when he was president. Some of Clinton’s policies hurt a lot of Americans. As a result, many abandoned the Democratic Party. Continue reading Teflon Bill Clinton

As policies hurt Immigrants and refugees, Faith Communities pray and protest by Noel Andersen UCC & CWS Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrants’ Rights Our sacred texts remind us to welcome the sojourner in our midst and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Yet our government is enacting horrific policies designed to separate families and terrorize those fleeing persecution, violence and poverty. I was recently part of a United Church of Christ lead ecumenical group who held communion at the U.S.-Mexico border fence and who gathered at the Border Patrol Station in Nogales. We were there to protest the horror of family separation and family detention, to proclaim that we should build bridges not walls. We were there to pray for healing, unity and love in midst of the crisis. Continue reading As policies hurt Immigrants and refugees, Faith Communities pray and protest

The things we take for granted . . . Far too many things are taken for granted, especially by Americans as we journey through this land of plenty. This is a common observance shared by others who come to this country–that Americans in general have more and appreciate it less than inhabitants of any other nation on earth! Continue reading The things we take for granted . . .

Democrats: Not an organized Political Party

viagra generico 50 mg miglior prezzo pagamento online a Parma The humorist, Will Rogers, once famously said, “I don’t belong to an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.”

before then buy accutane without prescription I kept thinking of that comment this year as I watched the national Democratic Party leaders struggle and fail to find simple rallying issues for the 2018 midterm elections. Of course, the biggest issue is Trump, and that might be enough. It should be. But it wasn’t in 2016. Further, the party leaders have failed to arrive at a simple way to state Trumpism as the issue. Continue reading Democrats: Not an organized Political Party

…and GOD was with the boy. Genesis 21:20

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I spent the last week of August at the border in Tucson, Arizona with the people of faith from across the ecumenical Body of Christ. We visited with migrant travelers who have journeyed through the desert and listened to the stories of those who search the migrant paths leaving water and supplies to help travelers along their way. We saw tables filled with relics found in the wilderness and now kept as sacred reminders of the danger of the journey. We crossed into Mexico and visited community centers that offer a meal, a phone call, respite, and care for those recently deported back to the place they tried so desperately to flee. Continue reading …and GOD was with the boy. Genesis 21:20

Perfecting the Labor of Love . . .

Webster defines the word labor as synonymous with hard work or, if and when done for pleasure and not for reward, even a labor of Love.

Labor Day, a public holiday designed in honor of working people, in the U.S. and Canada on the first Monday in September, traditionally marked with family picnics and other outings, is becoming increasingly marred throughout the nation and the world with fires, floods and various forms of warring mentality headlining the news at home and abroad, including the closely associated “911” attacks. Continue reading Perfecting the Labor of Love . . .