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Guest Post: Common Cause, transparency are vital to good government

This OpEd by John Webster, university professor and retired government relations executive for IBM and KPMG, was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on July 16, 2020. Republished here with permission. Fifty years ago in 1970, Punahou School graduate

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Hawaii: Register to Vote by July 9, 4.30p.m. And tell a friend.

If you are registered to vote, please verify your correct mailing address at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If you are NOT registered to vote, please register at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If

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BLM: Thousands protested. Now let’s make change happen: VOTE! HI PRIMARY AUG 8. Voting starts July 21.

An estimated 10,000–or more– turned out in Honolulu on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to remember George Floyd and the many victims of police violence. People also protested on the Neighbor Islands. WILL THOSE PROTESTING TRANSLATE THEIR ANGER INTO VOTES THAT

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Guest Post: Fundraiser for KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE

Sharing here a fundraiser created by my daughter, Sheela Jane Menon and her husband, John Fournie, in hopes of bolstering the efforts of those who are helping the thousands of children cruelly separated from their parents at the southern border,

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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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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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