Month: March 2018

Lenten luncheon 5: The spirituality of social justice

The last Lenten luncheon of the series was held on Wednesday, March 21st. The Rev. Carla Kline, pastor of Island Presbyterian Church, talked about the power of social justice in our individual lives, our communities, our nation, and our world. She said that her life was profoundly changed by a ten-day trip to El Salvador, …

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Lenten luncheon 3: Justice and the opioid epidemic

Yesterday, the third in a series of five on the Lenten luncheons presented by the Grand Island Ministerium. The theme for this year’s is justice. The topic for this week was “Justice and the Opioid Crisis.” It was presented by Father Earle King of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. I will present this in an FAQ …

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Hope and Loss in North Carolina (part two): Ramona’s world

On Saturday, March 3rd, I traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina. I was going to the funeral for Ramona Brant, which was scheduled for the following day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, in Charlotte. Today, I am sharing Ramona’s story. When I was serving a few short sentences in the federal prison camp in Danbury, …

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Could we be a wonderful, mixed-up salad?

The Rev. Sung Ho Lee of Trinity United Methodist Church gave a presentation on Justice among people of different cultures.  What does justice among people of different cultures look like? Sung Ho Lee started with a definition of culture. He defined culture as a way a group of people think, feel, celebrate, and experience life. …

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