Showing posts with label Prophetic voices and events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prophetic voices and events. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - Linda Brown dies at age 75 on Sunday, 03/25/18

Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76.

For obituary from New York Times, click here.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - Unitarian Universalist civil rights work, Viola Liuzzo, died today, March 25, 53 years ago, in 1965

More than forty years after she was murdered, Unitarian Universalist civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo of Detroit was posthumously inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame on October 25, 2006. 

The 39-year-old Liuzzo was killed on the night of March 25, 1965, by members of the Ku Klux Klan as she was driving another civil rights worker to Montgomery, Ala., at the conclusion of the march from Selma to Montgomery.

For more click here

Prophetic Voices and events - March For Our Lives, March 24, 2018

The March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 has filled me with great hope that I have not experienced before.

These young people have taken their trauma and transformed it with resilience into something very positive for humanity.

Witnessing this reminds me of the word "miracle." A miracle is a shift in perception and understanding. Some might call it an "epiphany," you know, when the light bulb goes on?

This "miracle" is preceded usually by disillusionment and what I call "the dawning" that there must be a better way.

We are witnessing a nation increasingly disillusioned with old way of doing things with the norms promulgated by the NRA and the politicians they have bought with their campaign contributions. The idols of money and guns have not served us well and it is the young people, not as jaded and compliant as us older folks, who are teaching us that a new way is possible and highly desirable.

Tears of empathic resonance well up with the innocence and optimism which we old folks have lost and find rekindled in our hearts and minds, dare I say our souls, when we witness it once again in the younger generation.

The prophetic voices of this younger generation provide new hope for the future of humanity.

 As Travis Tritt sings, "It's a great day to be alive."

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Prophetic voices in New York State calling for continued help for people in Puerto Rico

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and other New Yorkers are prophetic voices calling for help to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.

This appeared on a Buffalo, NY TV station on Satuday, February 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - Women's march on 01/20/18 in New York City

There is great hope and inspiration in seeing American women rise up in America to advocate for women's rights and dignity in the face of the mysogony of Trumpism.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Prophetic Voices and Events - Christine Hanna at YES! magazine

"At YES! we believe that the forward-looking work of building a just, sustainable, compassionate communities can only happen when we look honestly at ourselves and our history." 

Christine Hanna, Executive Director

Check YES! out here and subscribe if you like what you see.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - David Korten - rebalance our relationship to the earth

The basics are straightforward. We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent. And we must share what remains of Earth’s generative capacity to meet the essential material needs of all people: food, water, clean air, housing, energy, transport, and more. We must simultaneously limit the growth of our numbers by making family planning services freely available to all and encouraging their use.
We all depend on the health and productivity of living Earth systems that none among us created. We earn our right to use them by fulfilling our responsibility to care for and restore them to full health and productivity. No one has a right to more than they need so long as others’ needs go unmet.

For more click here.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - Housing the homeless in your own backyard

The BLOCK Project invites community into the task of ending homelessness by placing a BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residentially zoned block within the City of Seattle. Each 125 sq ft home is beautifully designed to be off-grid, self-sufficient, and amenity-rich (featuring a kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area, solar-panels, greywater system, composting toilet, etc.). 

The BLOCK Project represents an innovative leap forward on the issues of homelessness, cross-class integration, social inclusion, and architectural design.

For more click here , and here.
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