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Paid Family Leave Rally/Hearing 3/20 Hawai’i State Capitol 9 a.m.

Come, bring family, friends, students. Join in the rally on Tuesday March 20 at 9 a.m.   Various members of the community will offer their perspectives on what paid family leave means for Hawaii’s working families. Stay and testify at

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Episcopal Bishop of Honolulu calls for rehabilitation, not another new jail on Oahu

On behalf of the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, I am writing to affirm our belief in the humanity of all of the people of Hawaii, including those who are incarcerated, and to support the recommendations of the House Concurrent Resolution

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Gladys Vaz Morais: In God’s Nearer Presence

As we mark this day, two years ago, on Nov 8, 2015, that you sailed on into eternal life, here once again is the hymn you taught Zubin and Sheela Jane. Your wisdom and your love remain with us always.

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Gladys Vaz Morais: Peace, Gentle Heart

“I don’t know what lies ahead of me,” she said, once. “But Mum, you’re a person of great faith. Nothing bad Awaits you. God will ask “How did you use your gifts of head And heart? Your many talents? What

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In Thanksgiving 2015

                                                                                              GLADYS MORAIS      May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015. Daughter of Cecilia (Polly) and Vincent Vaz; wife of John Victor Morais; beloved mother of Herbert, Benedict, Elaine, Dawn and Justin. Grandmother of 9, great-grandmother to 13. Our mother

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Lent: Letting in Light and Beauty

Lent: a time of abstinence and fasting; small penances amidst our everyday abundance that remind us to savor the sweetness of life. Lent invites us to pare our lives down to essentials. It does not require us to dwell in

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Mother and Daughter: Double Joy

With thanks for the many blessings of having mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Gladys Morais nee Vaz, and sister, aunt, great-aunt and cheer-leader for all who need a helping hand, Elaine Morais –in our lives. For your generosity of heart and soul,

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Spontaneous Combustion at First Tabernacle, DC

                                                                                           

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Posted in African American Judaism, Faith, Family and Friends, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, Friends, Hunger, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

Love Snail Mail. Love My Post Office.

I am having trouble throwing away a used envelope. It sits on my kitchen counter and I keep picking it up and examining the wavy lines that run across the face of Lady Liberty, announcing that the letter was mailed

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Posted in Family and Friends, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Writing

Love’s Ways to Grace

Love as joy can keep us living fully, right up to our fingertips, till the end of our days.  Or, perversely, love, clouded by fear of loss, can make us shut down our capacity for life too soon as we

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