Children around the world are taught basic lessons as they learn language, culture and how to navigate among their fellow embodied human beings.  Children are taught that harming others is bad and inflicting harm can result in others wanting to harm them in retaliation.  For some reason, this lesson seems not to have stuck or […]

A United State of Division one America wants private and independent the other wants public and shared everything one America wants everyone to win the other wants only to be the winner one America is a warrior the other a protector one America is black, brown, tan, Spanish speaking, Chinese, African… the other is ‘color-blind’, assimilated […]

A week ago, on March 10, I preached at All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C.  This was almost a week before the families of innocent worshipers at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand would find their lives upended by violence and grief.  It was days before one […]

Arrogance Calls this emergency that never was “an invasion” …of drugs …of gangs. The real invasion Was funded by the sale of tobacco and sugar And still defends itself Constitutionally With a “well-regulated militia”. The real invasion Spent 100 years staggering to the 21st Amendment Never sober enough to end lynching. The real invasion Labeled […]

“Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love.” “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.” -These are the only two places in the Six Sources of Our […]

When I lived in San Diego between 2014 and 2015, I also had the opportunity to directly experience some of the lives, lifestyles and challenges at the border between Mexico and the United States.  I got to see first-hand, the bustling cities of San Ysidro and Tijuana, I met incredibly dedicated people giving their time […]