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The Message to the Margins: An Election Lamentation and Call to Action

This article was originally published on November 9, 2016 on Denise’s blog, ‘SOULa Scriptura” at http://soulascriptura.com/2016/11/the-message-to-the-margins-an-election-lamentation-and-call-to-action/ The United States of America has elected Donald Trump its next president. It’s sinking in as I type that. We (the royal “we”) elected … Continue reading

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Author Noushin Framke

Except on Palestine?

“I didn’t know church could be like this,” said Sam, a teenager who had come to an event in Fellowship Hall. That Sunday after worship, we had Anna Baltzer speaking about why, as a Jewish-American, she had come to be … Continue reading

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Author Brooklynn Smith

There is Such a Thing as Being Too Gentle

Watering down the LGBTQ/Q Apology Overture at GA222 I never thought “collateral damage” was a term I’d identify with as a church-lady. I was wrong. I was baptized as a young girl in a Presbyterian church that would become my … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe: Showing Up for Racial Justice in Portland

When I heard the reports and then saw the video of Eric Garner’s arrest, something deep inside me clicked. I’ve been involved in interreligious social justice movements for more than 25 years and thought that nothing could surprise me. However, … Continue reading

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