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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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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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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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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

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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Open Letter to University of Hawai`i President Lassner on the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Email from “UH Leadership”

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
Dear President Lassner: I write to protest both the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and the recent letter from “UH Leadership.” On the first issue of the construction of the…

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Guest Post by Rev. David Gierlach: Demonizing Others

We are living in times when there is a daily barrage against those who are minorities or immigrants or some other vulnerable group. Last week some cops in Phoenix threatened to shoot a black family whose four year old allegedly

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

Will the 2019 legislative session in Hawai’i honor the spirit of Queen Liliʻuokalani and Father Damien?

As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, people–Catholic or not, French or not– mourned. Buildings stand for something –good and bad–that we cannot always put into words. As the legislative session draws to a close here in Hawai’i, it is worth asking

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Living wage, Politics and Religion, Queen Lili`uokalani, Workers' Rights

Guest Post: Palm Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu

“As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” he said. After his performance, he gestured to the bridge to his right. “I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between

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Guest Post: Kings Bay Plowshares on “Democracy Now” April 5, 2019

Democracy Now will devote a segment of their broadcast coverage tomorrow (4/5/2019) morning to the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants. They have video interviews in their studio of the four bonded out defendants from last month and tape from the Fordham

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Posted in I BLOG, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear weapons, Politics and Religion