A Vision Within Reach – Fr. Ted Howard


We don’t have to buy into the enmity that we see in so much of our national discourse. We don’t have to allow others to mold our feelings and opinions. John Philip Newell, the poet, peacemaker, minister and scholar, offers us a different vision, an alternative vision, a vision that may seem wildly at odds […]

Stand Up and Show Your Soul – Rev. Jyoti DeVernie


“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It […]

The Divine Union of Love and Power – Rev. Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson


The divine union of love and power “is strong enough to take on systems and not just individuals. It gives love the audacity to seek justice swiftly and not merely incrementally [and] it allows power to be informed by love and disrupt all that stands in the way of freedom. Our power, your power, my power is […]

Criminalizing homelessness is not the answer – Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Sharp


We live in a country whose historic legacy as a democracy is the unalienable right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and the role of government is to protect those rights against alienation. Apparently, however, these rights and freedoms are all contingent upon whether an individual is sheltered. The Declaration of Independence […]

10% TANF Increase Passes After Almost a Decade!


Colorado’s Human Services Board voted 6-2 to increase the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) monthly grant by 10%, $46/month, on July 6. It had passed a first hearing in June, in the face of substantial opposition by some counties, who are reluctant to spend surplus TANF funds that they have on hand. This increase […]

We Have an Obligation by Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry


We have an obligation to ourselves and our communities to be bigger than the moment. This moment is breaking my heart. Watching the dehumanizing behavior of my government, even from afar, brings feelings of anger and despair. I know this is not something new, and that makes the heartbreak even deeper. Our country’s long history […]