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Faith Voices: Who do you pray with? – Rev. Wes Dunbar 

The boy praying immediately caught my attention. And I kept going back to it. It became almost an icon of a sort; upon which to meditate. I was mesmerized. I kept seeing more and more each time I looked. The child standing and watching. Is he learning how to pray? Is he impressed with his …

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Faith Voices: The Human Journey. – Rev. Bill Calhoun 

THE HUMAN JOURNEY..ON THE WAY TO..THE SPIRITUAL ONENESS LIFE..         OUR COMPLETION ...we begin with...me over we...ego over soul...controlling power over enabling love... ...at first we see what is immediate to each of us...         until the mystery of life catches our attention         into a …

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Faith Voices: God is in what is. – Mother Kae Madden 

The Mosaic is also my “work of heart.” God is in what is… Surrender. There is Life to be found … Here. Despite my resistance to change, desire for my own will, childish willfulness, refusal to give in, give up, let go… God is in what is… I struggle with… Not knowing, Not knowing how, …

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Faith Voices: Breathe. Focus. Continue. – Rabbi Kim Harris 

"Rabbi Tarfon used to say: 'It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it.'" It is upon all of us to do something to the best of our ability to make this world a more just place for all who dwell here; but in these times, …

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Faith Voices: One Day at a Time – Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt 

“One Day at a Time” Isaiah 40:31 - but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,      they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary,      they shall walk and not faint. One year ago, I was home on parental leave, all my …

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Faith Voices: Love Alone Overcomes Fear – The Rev. Dr. Laura S. Sugg 

Amidst feelings of inadequacy and grace-filled empowerment, I write knowing that words scratch the surface of this incredible, terrible, powerful moment as the world is in the midst of a pandemic. For Western Christians, this is Holy Week when we recall Jesus’ journey to the cross and, on Easter, the empty tomb of the Resurrection. …

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Faith Voices: Do We See the World As It Really Is? – Rabbi Hillel Katzir 

This week the Jewish world is observing the holiday of Purim. The story of this holiday is told in the Biblical book of Esther. On the surface, it’s a story of the Jewish People being threatened with annihilation by Haman, a royal official who seems to hate Jews because one Jew, Mordecai, won’t bow down …

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Faith Voices: Sacred Activism, Rev. Wendy Jones 

A few weeks ago, I came across an interview of a spiritual teacher named Matt Kahn who was talking about something called "sacred activism." He defines sacred activism as “external empowered decision making that affects the greater good of all.” He says sacred activism is made up by “decisions and choices based on what we …

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Faith Voices: When Liberation Has Us Coming and Going – Rabbi Brian Field 

The wisdom of the Torah sometimes reveals itself in the close examination of wording of the text. This time of the year, Jews are reading the story of the Exodus, relearning the path of justice and liberation. When God instructs Moses to confront Pharaoh, God says “Lech” (Ex. 7:15), meaning “go”. Later, God says to …

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Personal Righteousness Before Organized Righteousness – Elder Norm Davey 

We often find ourselves quickly embracing a Cause that seems just and righteous, that we can easily justify and support through a lens of our Faith’s holy scriptures. Even more so if we personally have been touched in some way by the injustice targeted by that Cause. And as we organize around one righteous social …

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