Friday, September 22, 2017

Know Your Why

Monday, September 18, 2017

Settlers Are We All

With humility and sadness, let's be honest about our own histories of colonialism and confiscation. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Don't Be a Bystander

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Human Rights, Civil Rights, Voting Rights for All

Bruce Cockburn: "States I'm In"

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Prayer: "Migratory God"

Storytelling as a Path to Peace

A Prayer for the Rohingya

Lover and friend to peoples everywhere,
Dear spirit of the refugee and the oppressed,
Shine upon the Rohingya, your beloved,
And show them a way through such madness, such violence.
Bless their hearts with courage and resilient hope.
Move the leaders of the world to see,
And to act, and to protect the vulnerable.
And bring them peace, deep and lasting peace.
Amen and amen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Elegy for the Arctic

At the request of Greenpeace, award-winning Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi created an original masterwork titled "Elegy for the Arctic." He performed the piece while floating on a platform in the Arctic Ocean, with the towering Wahlenbergbreen Glacier (in Svalbard, Norway) slowly melting in the background.
O mover of the eons,
O bender of the bluffs,
O great spirit of the glaciers,
We turn to you now, seeking peace and courage
For the great tasks before us.
Make soft and strong our human hearts.
Awaken in us a new devotion to you
And to your passion for life and evolution
And communion through all generations.
Amen and amen.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"I Am Strong. I Am Not Intimidated."

When we visited Issa Amro in his home two weeks ago, Fiona and I were moved by his steady confidence and commitment.  He is so clear about his mission, his network of support and solidarity, and his purpose.  Issa is not only a human rights defender, but a mentor to young activists and an educator of nonviolent resisters.  That he was arrested a couple days later was shocking, but not surprising.  His witness is a threat to powerful people, architects of occupation and protectors of the status quo.  Tonight I thank God for his release, but more than that, for his determination and gentle strength.  In this video, he thanks so many allies--Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK and so many others around the world.  He has created a broad coalition of concern and passion: and we stand with Issa now in his daring work, his nonviolent work, for liberation.