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Harbingers of Spring . . . Extreme fluctuating weather patterns, the budding of forsythia and japonica bushes and of course, the proverbial “first robin of the year,” are all official harbingers of Spring! It all generates a spirit of rejuvenation, new life and new hope, unparalleled with any other season.

see “If a new Springtime failed to appear, the earth would become desolate and life extinct for with it comes the clearing away of dead and other accumulated debris from the past,” reads a passage from the Baha’i Holy Scriptures for this New Day. There from also derives a common thought of Spring cleaning also of minds. Continue reading Harbingers of Spring . . .

Privatizing Public Functions In a recent column, the noted economist Paul Krugman asked why is it that Republicans have “a deep, unreasoning hatred of the idea that government policy may help some people get health care.” I think the answer is staring us in the face.

watch They oppose public support for the public—in medical care as well as education. Continue reading Privatizing Public Functions

Attacks on Roe v. Wade by Chris Davies Minister and Team Leader, Faith INFO Access to abortion is an issue of faith. We believe God created each one of us in God’s own image and named us as good. We believe each one of us is a gift of God, and we are fearfully and wonderfully made into complex and sacred beings. We believe God created us with moral agency to choose what is best for ourselves and our families, and that choice includes the discernment of whether or not abortion is right for us. All of this is affirmed and re-affirmed by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Continue reading Attacks on Roe v. Wade

Expanding Perceived “Comfort Zones” How frequently do we find ourselves caught up unconsciously into self-imposed perceived “comfort zones?” I suppose they could serve some purpose, depending upon the circumstances, as long as we do not allow ourselves to become enslaved to them. To venture forth to broaden the area of such zones however, would certainly seem to be admirable as well as most advantageous. However, to simply reduce one’s exposure and immediate environment to such limits would certainly set a dangerous precedent which could (and most certainly would) continue to diminish until finding one’s self reduced to a point of social, civic and especially religious suffocation as the “uncomfortable” situations continue to multiply. Why not try broadening that comfort zone instead–no matter how gradual! Continue reading Expanding Perceived “Comfort Zones”

The Problematic Barr “Report”

viagra generico 50 mg miglior prezzo pagamento online a Parma There are a lot of issues with the conclusion of the special counsel probe into what Trump called the “Russia thing.” I will discuss a few of mine.

The special counsel was tasked to determine whether people in Trump’s campaign conspired with Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump or others were guilty of obstruction of justice (in the pursuit of this work). Continue reading The Problematic Barr “Report”

Moving beyond thoughts and prayers

Another heart-wrenching tragedy resulting in the loss of innocent life has once again reminded us that, although thoughts and prayers are important, we must put our faith into action.

Like the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the horrific attacks at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand are driven by hate and racism with the intention of creating fear in a sacred space, where people are supposed to feel most safe. Continue reading Moving beyond thoughts and prayers