I will keep this short… There is a global pandemic…Covid-19 …also anti-black racism …also violence against women …also fear and isolation of disabilities. …and more. The United States faces its own unique epidemic…gun entitlement …also militarized (hyper-masculinized) concepts of policing …also health and wellness that is the national equivalent of cotton in the early 1800s. […]

In the midst of a global pandemic and sweeping stay at home orders,  US gun sales and licensing are through the roof.  God bless America. In a country where there are already more guns than people, this is a sign of something extremely disturbing. It is a sign of sickness that over time has been […]

Too often the power of the US Constitution has not come from what it actually says but rather from the underlying perspectives and assumptions that were made by its 18th Century authors: White men are superior to all other beings. Women are invisible and subject to the whim of (free white) men. Blacks are not […]

Now that, thanks to Alabama, we are on the road BACK to the Supreme Court to legislate women’s bodies, their rights and their legitimacy, I’m wondering where the good guy with a penis comes in? “Gun rights” (a total oxymoron) activists think that somehow more people with guns will stop the bad actors with guns […]

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 […]

Dear Senator Elizabeth Warren, As one of your constituents, I want to publicly and directly call for your help.  Not just as a passionate reformer and advocate but as someone who intimately understands the US Economy and the financial motivation that sits behind most of the deep and polarizing political entrenchment in Washington at this […]

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” – The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution These words were written by a group of angry and frightened men in 1791 to enshrine in law their […]

CALL FOR SOLIDARITY AGAINST ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE: If your spiritual gathering place has a bell, as the minister of First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist*, I encourage you to join a growing number of faith communities and ring it on SUNDAY October 8 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST (or […]