Sermon on the Mountain of Inter-Spirituality by Rev. Patricia Stamm, M.D. March 2008 Rev. Patricia Stamm “The One is no other than the All, and the All none other than the One”, declares Sen Ts’an, the Buddhist poet. “God is great, God is great; there is no God but God,” chant
“Prayer of the Prophet”: Moving from Mystic to Prophet by Rev. John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min. April 2009 Rev. Dr. John Robinson Where does the prophet in each of us come from? What lights this fire in the belly that will not go out? How does seeing the divine world give
"Yes We Can": A Call to Right Action By Rev. Lauren Van Ham, M.A. February 2009 "I am open and I am willing. To be hopeless would seem so strange. It dishonors those who go before us. So lift me up to the light of change." —Holly Near, “I Am Willing” Rev.
Ten Essential Ingredients For Engaged Spirituality by Rev. Shirley Strong, M.Ed. February 2008 Rev. Shirley Strong Several years ago I was one of a small group of people who began an engaged spirituality class on Sundays at the Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco. This class grew
Standing Up for the World We Want by Rev. April Bolin, LCSW September 2013 With the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman, I find myself trying to get a handle on a whirlwind of thoughts and feelings. It feels surreal to me that the simple act of walking down the street could result in someone
Remembrance: The Women of Terezin by Rev. Andrea Goodman June 2009 Remembrance is a crucial aspect of Judaism. In the Torah, YHVH, the Unnamable, asks to be remembered more than 150 times. Since the time of the Torah, Jews repeat the story of the Exodus and liberation each Pesach. Actions of the previous
God Lives Behind Razor Wire: Ministering to Women in Prison by Rev. Maryann De Simone, M.Ed. May 2009 Rev. Maryann De Simone It was a warm evening in September of 2006. What was I doing, driving into this place surrounded by razor wire? I had never been inside a prison before.
And the Waters Washed Down by Rev. Judith Coates March 2006 “Save me, God, for the water has risen to my neck. I sink in muddy depths where there is no foothold; I have come into deep water, And the flood sweeps me away." (Psalm 69) To those who experienced Hurricanes Katrina and
Toward a Vision of Beloved Community by Rev. Shirley Strong, M.Ed. February 2007 Rev. Shirley Strong I understand the term Beloved Community to mean an inclusive, interrelated society based on love, justice, compassion, responsibility, shared power and a respect for all people, places, and things—a society that radically transforms individuals and