FAITH VOICES

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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 […]

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Action Prayers by Rabbi Hillel Katzir

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 […]

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

​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 […]