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The Links of One Chain . . . Among the questions asked in an elimination quiz during the finals of one Public Radio national competition was, “If one link of a chain can support 30 lbs., a second link 50 lbs. and a third one 70 lbs., what is the total weight that the chain can support? Choosing the heaviest amount, the contestant answered incorrectly. The answer is the lightest weight as the old adage still applies: “No chain is stronger than its weakest link.” Continue reading The Links of One Chain . . .

50 Years Later

watch As we closed out the year 2018, we ended a 50-year period that began with the tumultuous year, 1968. Much has happened during this time. It started with African Americans beginning to exercise a real right to vote after the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Many more African Americans voted and many gained elective office. And 40 years later, in 2008, an African American, Barack Obama, was elected president. Continue reading 50 Years Later

Saving Democracy by James Moos Associate General Minister Global Engagement
and Operations Co-executive for Global Ministries Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, political scientist and author Dr. Francis Fukuyama wrote the book The End of History and the Last Man. In it he argued that liberal democracy represented the final stage in sociopolitical evolution. He was wrong. Democratic institutions worldwide are in crisis. Continue reading Saving Democracy

Coping with the Challenge of Change All living things change! Some gradually and less noticeably, others when more quickly, often met with more resistance. But the extent and quality of life, whether spiritual, animal, vegetable or mineral, is determined largely upon its adaptability to the challenges of change.

viagra generico 50 mg miglior prezzo pagamento online a Parma Seasons change and the actions and attire suitable for one is usually totally inappropriate for the other. Continue reading Coping with the Challenge of Change

The Shutdown isn’t over even when it’s over

source site by Sandy Sorensen
see Director, Washington Office for the United Church of Christ

At the time of this writing, it is day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in history. Even if the shutdown ends at the time this piece is published, or any time in the near future, the impact will be felt for months and years to come. It isn’t over, even when it’s over, and the longer it lasts, the more damage will be done. Continue reading The Shutdown isn’t over even when it’s over