Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation

Friends,   I consider South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation program following apartheid as the high water mark of ethical advancement in my lifetime. What a bold, poignant, dramatic, and, for many, healing, process it was! And what an example it has set for the...
Faithful Presence in Uncertain Times

Faithful Presence in Uncertain Times

Well, here we go into this new year of the very uncertain era of the Trump administration! The initial shock of the election has now subsided somewhat, and we are most likely looking for next steps in preparing ourselves to cope with the coming months ahead. The...
Chief Seattle, 1854

Chief Seattle, 1854

Friends, I am thinking this evening about the prophetic voice of Chief Seattle, the great leader of the Suquamish people here in the state of Washington. In 1854 he delivered a moving and sadly prophetic speech to mark the transferral of ancestral Indian lands to the...