Action Prayers by Rabbi Hillel Katzir

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The great abolitionist of the 19th century, the former slave Frederick Douglass, once wrote: “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer, until I prayed with my legs.” A similar statement is attributed to Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the great voices of faith of the 20th century. Rabbi Heschel marched […]

The Law Is Love – By Rev. Melissa St. Clair

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​This week, the internet exploded with stories of families being separated at the border. Headlines were heartache: “Anguish at Southwest border…” “Ripping children from parents’ arms…”​ A policy of “zero tolerance” has created untenable, trauma-laden situations for families already at their breaking point. Between the stories we’ve heard and the images we’ve seen, our attention […]

Grand Junction and Pueblo Faith Leaders Rally to Protest Separating Families

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Faith Leaders with Together Colorado held rallies and vigils in Pueblo and Grand Junction last week to protest the recent actions by ICE of separating families. ICE has been separating hundreds of children from their parents at the border. Parents are not told where their children will be taken. Communication is difficult or impossible. Some of […]

A Prayer to the God Who Fell From Heaven

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If you had stayed tightfisted in the sky and watched us thrash with all the patience of a pipe smoker, I would pray like a golden bullet aimed at your heart. But the story says you cried and so heavy was the tear you fell with it to earth here like a baritone in a […]

Seeing God in Each Other – Shared by Rev. Bill Calhoun

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Irenaeus [taught] that the glory of God is seen in a living human being. Let the light of that glory shine so brightly that everyone may come to recognize the inestimable value of all human life. Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s […]

Election season is a time to reflect on loyalty and the common good

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We’ve recently learned that U.S. News & World Report has given a number one ranking to our state’s economy, and a number two ranking to Colorado Springs as a “best place to live.” This must be received as terrific news, no matter how one qualifies the criteria for such rankings. It’s hard not to notice […]