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An Idea Over Coffee for the Sweet Baby Jesus (no Trucker Cap Required)

Is it that time of year already? Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is coming…how are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Resolute? Confused? Curious? From the latest mass shootings to ongoing political turmoil, from the revelatory heartbreak of #MeToo to cascading ecological devastation, for many of us it’s a tough year to hold out for hope. I want to await the arrival […]

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An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo

Dear Brothers: Have you noticed it? We’re entering a sea-change. For generations, our unconscious actions and ways of being toward women went unnoticed, were accepted by default, or even celebrated. But in the public sphere, the tide is turning. These altered currents arguably started with Bill Cosby. Then Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly (“the conservatives”) […]

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Nonviolent Power | Bayard Rustin, Gareth Higgins

Today I’m sharing a powerful reflection from the late Bayard Rustin, notable change-maker for civil rights, nonviolence and a reconciled world. I have to state up-front that I share this reflection with some trepidation. If you’re white and reading this, I invite you to resist with me the temptation to idealize Rustin’s courageous nonviolent approach as the ‘ideal behavior’ […]

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For White People Who Want the Racist Nightmare to End, We Must Reclaim Our Lives from Anti-Black Racism | Chris Crass

In honor of Black History Month, I’ve asked a number of friends and colleagues to contribute guests posts sharing their wisdom about how to live in a world where so much is shifting, and so much stays exactly the same. I encourage you to let these words sink in. – Mike We who are the descendants […]

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