Category Archives: Justice

Justice: One More Step

As we come to the end of our month focusing on the many issues surrounding justice and social justice in particular, we are certainly not coming to the end of our social justice involvement. Perhaps our worship, study, storytelling and … Continue reading

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Justice: Morning Has Come

Morning has come, arise and greet the day! Dance with joy and sing a song of gladness! The light of hope here shines upon each face. May it bring faith to guide our journey home. As we lifted our voices … Continue reading

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Justice–Becoming Aware

Somewhere this very moment, babies are born, fathers are dying, mothers are grieving. Yet, pervading all is a groundless awareness, delicate and strong at the same time. Everything becomes we, a beating heart with a transparent, radiant smile. And we … Continue reading

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Justice: The Examined Life

 Live the examined life, subjecting my motives and actions to the scrutiny of mind and heart so to rise above prejudice and hatred. Care. Gene Griessman I was born with the advantages of a white, middle class family.  I was … Continue reading

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Justice: Forgiveness

This past week, people of the Jewish faith honored the season of atonement and forgiveness in their observation of Yom Kippur. Every year people look at their relationships and examine where they need to make repairs, to atone for words … Continue reading

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Justice: Tending One’s Own House

Any human endeavor which calls on intellect and passion, which asks us to stand and at times to stand alone against hostility requires a spiritual practice.  I am not saying that such endeavor requires religion or even a belief in … Continue reading

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Justice: Circles

Imagine two circles.  In the first circle you place all the issues that concern you.  It may be a circle filled with the issues that are with you all the time. It may be a circle that only comes to you or … Continue reading

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Justice: What Kind of Energy?

I have heard Thich Nhat Hanh, beloved Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and wise one, talk about the 1960’s and the “peace movement” that Buddhists and others were involved in. He talks about how the passion of those involved quickly evolved in … Continue reading

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Justice: Is there a balance?

Today is officially the Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere of our Blue Boat Home, the Earth.  The planet has been tilting on its axis away from the Sun since the Summer Solstice in June, and it will continue to … Continue reading

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Justice: Touching Humanity

I was sitting in a long line of cars waiting to turn at a busy Gwinnett intersection.  I could see the man standing at the intersection holding a cardboard sign.  I could not read the words, but I imagined what … Continue reading

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