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Raising Holy Hell about Mountaintop Removal is “Holy Spirit Work.”

Environmental activists in  Massachusetts plan to publicly express  their solidarity with the people of Appalachia and others who are protesting the destructive coal mining practice of mountain top removal. Pat Gozemba, a member of Salem Alliance for the Environment invites

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Posted in Care of Creation, Coal Mining, Environment, Environmental Justice, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Homage to Joe Bageant

This post is dedicated, with thanks, to Pat Gozemba who introduced me to Joe Bageant—one of her heroes. It’s a tiny tavern at the corner of Kent and Fairfax in historic Winchester, Virginia. Despite its name, there is nothing royal

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Posted in Class warfare, Faith, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Middle Class, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Emma’s Revolution: “Peace. Salaam. Shalom.”

Being at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu yesterday evening was a very catholic experience. Not a sign of the cross anywhere, but plenty of light and air in the room, illuminating issues that go to the heart of Catholic

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Passover Seder to Easter: Letting Go of Odious Orthodoxy

It was my first Passover Seder. Our host, Karen Kahn said it would be a celebration of liberation, not of religious orthodoxy. She and her wife, Patricia Gozemba have been warriors for many causes, from LGBT rights to clean air,

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Posted in Easter, I BLOG, Indigenous peoples, Passover, Quakers, Uncategorized

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