Why are so many churches closed or closing? I certainly have not visited every church in the county but I have eyes, and I can see few cars parked in a church parking lot on Sunday. Why?
I can’t tell you the name of the show, or the network, or the stars I may have played next to, but I can give you a glimpse inside the day of a background player on a TV series being made on the set of a major studio in New York City.
If you don’t think the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival story (DACA) is a local story, then you haven’t been paying attention. In September the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission held a meeting, and a couple of young people who were directly affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA policy spoke.
Pleased with the new deck
Creative spirit, friends, loved ones, hear our Christmas prayer.
Let there be peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others. In the heart of the world.
May there be a peace that transcends personal and national boundaries and a peace that embraces all of creation.
A recent illness gave me the experience of viewing a different form of transportation from the back of an Ambulet van. My condition was an arthritic infection in my right wrist. Thank goodness for a very astute wife who, in her RN experience, realized it was more than a sprained wrist and insisted we are going to the ER to get it checked out.
The howls of protest against the vote of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to end net neutrality reached a crescendo in advance of the vote on December 14. Most people in the country think ending net neutrality is a really bad idea.
Taking responsibility for our values
“Humans are the value making animal.”
— Simone Weil
Just after Thanksgiving I hauled out the laundry basket I keep in my bedroom closet that holds all the Christmas stuff: curling ribbon and scraps of left-over wrapping paper, candles, the crèche set and spare cards.
[Peace and Justice Files columnist Skip Mendler is wrapping up a year of travel in Europe, and is returning to the states in January of 2018.]
“Survival is not enough.”
— Station Eleven
Let me share three data points: