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Guest Post:   Rev. David Gierlach asks: “Do We Dare?”

                                                With thanks to Fr. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu, for permission to publish this sermon. Luke 21:5-19 Why do you suppose that Jesus is warning his friends about what the future holds? After all, in those

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Remembering Gladys Morais who joined the angels Nov 8, 2015.

Your grandchildren, Zubin and Sheela Jane, sing the Malayalam hymn you taught them. And we sing it now to your great-grandchild. It’s been four years since you crossed over to join the angels, but you still feel very present in

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Palestine and Decolonial November (and October): COME HEAR VOICES FROM PALESTINE

If you are haunted by the continued oppression of the Palestinian people, if you don’t know enough, but are open to hearing more, mark your calendar for this series of talks, part of PALESTINE and DECOLONIAL NOVEMBER (AND OCTOBER!). YOUSEF

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Posted in Grace, I BLOG, Palestine, Uncategorized

Do legislators feel the “fierce urgency of now?” Voters want to see that they do.

This OpEd was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Oct 2, 2019. I have the privilege of working with various  nonprofits on issues of community well-being. These nonprofits are doing courageous work on shoestring budgets, filling the potholes in

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized

Guest Post from Faithful America: Ask your pastor to preach about the climate crisis this Season of Creation

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/us/iyw-how-to-help-hurricane-dorian-victims-trnd/index.html As Hurricane Dorian threatens the southeastern coast, Faithful America members pray for everyone in its path, and for all first responders. We also recognize that hurricanes are getting larger and more dangerous because of climate change, which threatens the

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Posted in Climate Crisis, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Guest post: Rev. David Gierlach on “Thinking Lightly”

Luke 13:10-17 Today’s gospel lesson is an invitation to take a step back from our usual ways of looking at life, at each other, and at the problems facing the human family in this day and age. It’s an invitation

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

GUEST POST: Paul Simon’s special Maui concerts to support biodiversity conservation and ʻāina momona.

With thanks to Kevin Chang, Co-Executive Director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA) for permission to repost this from the KUA blog. Hurry! Get your tickets now! Two shows only! “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

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Posted in Environment, I BLOG, Uncategorized

August 6: Transfiguration Day–Commemorate Hiroshima, Pray for Maunakea Protectors

Come join the prayers and services being held to remember the transfiguration of our Lord, remember the victims at Hiroshima, and pray for the Maunakea protectors on Aug 6. Kahu Kaleo Paterson,Vicar, St. Stephen’s, Wahiawa, Chaplain, Iolani Guild, President, Pacific

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Posted in African American Judaism, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Guest Post: Come stand with Fr. Damien at HI State Capitol for peace and justice Aug 1 Siren Vigil 11.30 a.m.

This post comes to you from Wally Inglis, part of the Franciscan Catholic Worker Community at WallyHouse, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Kalihi. Dear Friends … It’s the first working day of the month … coming up Thursday August 1. 

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Kānaka Maoli Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi speak out on Maunakea.

Following is a statement from Kānaka Maoli Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi: The Reverend Jasmine Hanakaulani Bostock and The Reverend Paul Nahoa Lucas The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi stands proudly on the shoulders of our ancestors, who were

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