SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – April 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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Abya Yala Theology

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Abya Yala theology assumes a contextual, historical, and ancestral reflection, which is the axis of our theological proposal. The name comes from the Guna language and means “land in full maturity and land of vital blood.” The Guna people inhabit the meeting points of the north and south geographically, to

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – March 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – Black History Month

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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Setting the Inner Compass – Valentine’s Day

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In my 2021 Valentine’s Day column I shared how I changed my mind about celebrating Valentine's Day. There was a time when I didn’t pay much attention to this or any “greeting card” holiday. I didn’t have much interest in red hearts and cute cupid laden cards. The only holidays

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – January 2022

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January 2022 comes with more than the seasonal changes. In January 2022, we face unique and difficult challenges. The pandemic lingers impacting everything and in particular making huge demands on our siblings who care for people in hospitals. Covid uncertainties has added stress and made huge demands on educators at

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A Legacy and Message “Truth to Power”

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When we think back about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his word and legacy, it is impossible not to reflect on the “I Have a Dream” speech. However, his memory and prophetic voice go beyond this one speech and still resonate loudly today. Dr. King spoke truth to

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS- CHRISTMAS 2021

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. In this monthly column, ‘Setting the Inner Compass,’ I share

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Inclusive Communities: Hope for Women Living with HIV 

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The number of women living with HIV increases every day as well as increases in discrimination, inequality, and impoverishment. The lack of inclusive communities that promote healthy coexistence impacts women's ability to navigate society after a positive diagnosis. As a community of faith, the church can and should provide support

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – November 2021

8 mins read

This column is inspired by the new poetry anthology edited by James Crews, How to Love the World (Storey Publishing). The title echoes a line from one of my favorite poems, Mary Oliver’s poem "Spring", “There is only one question; how to love this world.” When I needed to create

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