Lee Catoe

White Progressives, God is Calling Us to Sit Down.

This past week, I sat in a training meeting of about 300 people – all of different experiences and expressions. Racial equity training lead by two amazing black women was on the agenda. Hours of data about the black experience

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Epiphany: War and Death are No Gift from God

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For tyrants do much for themselvesHerods among the nations that dwell for selfWhen bombs cloud the star that moves and shinesDust and fire skew where the Christ child sighs War and death are no gift from GodEven when they are clothed in god-like garb The wise ones follow the star so

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Facing the Bronze Serpent: A Call Out to White People

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A couple months ago, several friends and I decided to take a trip to the National Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  This museum is unique in that it not only tells the history of slavery in our country, but it gives a critical eye to the aftermath

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Prayer for World Communion Sunday

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From the earth comes grain and wine From the earth comes nourishment and quenching of thirstFrom creation comes your people, O God. From the trees comes the tableFrom the clay comes the plate and chalice From creation comes your people, O God. As your people go to the table –

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“Melt Down”: A Song About Gun Violence

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Music and Lyrics by Lee Catoe, Managing Editor of Unbound Gold should melt in a fireLiquid beauty to make whateverNecklace on your neck or rings on your hand But Gold becomes an Idol Shines too bright and rivalsthe light of the ones who once did stand Bullets should melt in

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