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Your Teachers are Not OK

Last week was national Teacher Appreciation Week. Usually, this means free lunches at school and restaurants offering free dinners, accolades on social media, gifts and hugs from our students, messages from former students. But not this year. This year, we

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

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Creation is crying. Weeping. Flooding tears as powerful as ever so strong hurricanes. Creation is crying. Screaming. Blazing fires that burn the California land. Creation is crying. Dying. Killings of Black and Brown and Indigenous people. Creation is crying. Creation is mourning. Grieving. Once clean air filled with toxin and

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Holy and Sacred, Black Rage

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You are present in the cries of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace.” You shimmer brightly in the flames of buildings crumbling to the ground as they are consumed in flame. In the calls for protests and direct action. In the stirring of pots, the laughter of children,

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6 Ways White People Can Dismantle White Supremacy

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In a moment when our Asian siblings are being harassed, when people of color are disproportionately being affected by COVID-19, when white protesters are storming capitol buildings putting economy over lives, when white people instinctively call the police on people of color, and when black men are dying because of

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Introducing JustLists by Unbound

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JustLists by Unbound is a new accessible way for our audience to receive information and content. JustLists will appear on our social media platforms as well as on the Unbound website. Lists will be published weekly with occasional extended content attached.  Keep up with JustLists at www.justiceunbound.org/just-lists

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Trouble with the Curve

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As I look out the window of my home in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the sun is shining. And the birds are chirping. On a typical NYC day, I rarely ever hear the birds over the noise of the city.

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Your Teachers are Not OK

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Last week was national Teacher Appreciation Week. Usually, this means free lunches at school and restaurants offering free dinners, accolades on social media, gifts and hugs from our students, messages from former students. But not this year. This year, we are at home, away from our students and their soul-soaring

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Grief…Mourning…Lament

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We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God why!? Oh God help us! Oh God we are suffering! When we wave through the windows of those with disease When we see our loved ones dying on screens No touch, no goodbyes, no last words muttered  We are grieving…mourning…lamenting We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God

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COVID-19 and Education

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If you are feeling worried in these uncertain times, you are not alone. If you are filled with the desire to do something, to help, but you are aware of your limitations as you stay home for your safety and the safety of your community, you are not alone.

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From the Universe to the Atom: A Prayer for World Day of Prayer

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From the universe filled with galaxies beyond numberThankfulness for the vastness and the creative imagination of GodFill our soaring minds, engage our wonder, and keep us on the edge of our seatsSwirl within our hearts your artistic spirit, O God From the spherical globe that we call home Barely hanging on

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Children’s Sabbath Liturgy

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October 20, 2019 (Jeremiah 31:27-34, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Luke 18:1-8) Call to WorshipWe have gathered in this spaceWelcomed like a prodigal child back into our warm, safe home.We have gathered in this spaceEmbraced like children greeted by Jesus when others turned us away.We have gathered in

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