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Why can’t they protest peacefully?

Why can’t they protest peacefully?

Speaking just weeks before his assassination, which catalyzed rioting across America, Martin Luther King Jr. offered his thoughts on the type of civil unrest that devolves into violence and looting:
 

10 facts about Twelfth Night and Three Kings' Day: Epiphany

10 facts about Twelfth Night and Three Kings' Day: Epiphany

Up until the 19th century, the Epiphany was more important than Christmas Day, and it was used to celebrate both the three kings' (or three wise men's) visit to Jesus shortly after his birth and also Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist. [Full Article From The Telegraph News

75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943

75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943

"April 19 is deeply embedded within my personal memory bank. On that date 75 years ago, in 1943, I was a youngster traveling with my family from Alexandria, Va., to Pittsburgh to participate in a Passover seder at my grandparents’ home located in what was then rightly called “The Steel City.” It was the midst of World War II, and my father, a U.S. Army major, was stationed at Fort Belvoir.

Strengthening Churches and Congregations

The Power of Questions

The Power of Questions

"Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and performance improvement, it builds rapport and trust among team members. And it can mitigate business risk by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards." [Read More].

Churches - Buildings and Congregations, 5 Do's & Don't

Churches - Buildings and Congregations, 5 Do's & Don't

A church is both building and people, bricks and mortals. First came the attendance decline among mortals; a bricks crisis followed. Now church buildings are an endangered species. Drive through any American town and you might see a former church with weeds coming up out of the sidewalks, the door half hinged, the sign unpainted.

Only 91 percent of Men Think Killing is Wrong

Only 91 percent of Men Think Killing is Wrong

Keeping the Sabbath was the least popular of the commandments among religious “nones,” with 20 percent saying it is important today, while 91 percent of men said it was important not to commit murder. [Read More on a Deseret News Survey on the 10 Commandments].
 

Richard Rohr's New Book on The Gospel of Love

Richard Rohr's New Book on The Gospel of Love

"As the title suggests, this anthology is organized around a central idea: that Rohr’s core message is a ringing proclamation of God’s love (and our invitation to respond/participate in that love).

Finding An Oasis of Calm

Finding An Oasis of Calm

"It’s not the most obvious subject for a podcast, but a group of young Quakers in Nottingham England have recorded their 30-minute silent meeting so as to share their “oasis of calm” with the world." [Listen here]

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75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943

"April 19 is deeply embedded within my personal memory bank. On that date 75 years ago, in 1943, I was a youngster...

Strengthening Churches and Congregations

New book, Divergent Church from Tim Shapiro and Kara Faris featured by Center for Congregations.   New...

A No News Day

"Imagine you had a very special time machine: one that could take you back to any April 18 in all of history. When and...

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