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Throwing Stones: A Sermon about Domestic Violence

The following sermon is an excerpt from Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation, a collection of twenty thoughtful sermons from young (under forty-years-old) church leaders. Springing from a diverse array of ministry contexts, these sermons reveal the strength, creativity, and

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5 Ways to Honor and Remember September 11th

3 mins read

September 11th changed this country, and the world for that matter. Mentalities towards others changed. Grieving, both communally and individually, was overshadowed by war and violence. 20 years later, we are still seeing the devastating impacts of this horrific event. After two decades of war, we are still seeing the

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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

3 mins read

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

4 mins read

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

1 min read

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

6 mins read

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

5 mins read

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

8 mins read

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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