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Bearing The Full Force Of Our Anguish -- Learning From Veterans And Grieving Mothers

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

If the skillfully employed force of the beloved community helps veterans of war, their families and children, and their providers to heal, it can similarly help survivors of violent loss in our neighborhoods. And law enforcement personnel whose stress levels are off the chart.

Giving Thanks in a World Gone Mad

Timothy Murphy | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

Giving thanks is our witness that the systems and demons of our world do not have the last word. ISIS does not have the last word. Trump does not have the last word. The talking-head-neo-cons of intervention and death do not have the last word.

#GetCovered: The Story of Erica Martinez

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

It is particularly important that young people get covered so that no accident or illness leaves them with medical bills and debt that rob them of the opportunity to further their education or one day own a home.

Pete Seeger's Powerful, Enduring Network

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

He saw us all as special -- as precious -- as part of a vital project of justice and peace and of joyous, life-sustaining music.

My Reunion With The Open Door

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

My heart and my thoughts will always be turned toward the oppressed and the outcasts of our world. My work will always be focused upon trying to do everything possible to create the Beloved Community which will be free of racism, sexism, poverty, militarism, hetereosexism, violence and all other false constructs of polarization.

Why We Should Stop Celebrating The 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

We need to resurrect the message in MLK's Letter From a Birmingham Jail -- the message that continues to call us to seek justice and to understand that "a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

The Culture Of Violence And The Beloved Community

Tom F. Driver | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Tom F. Driver

The Beloved Community is not a place. It is people marching without guns. The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., should serve to enlist us in that nonviolent army to which God has been calling us since the beginning of the world.

Dr. King's Beloved Community

Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson

We know that Dr. King, whose life we celebrate as a nation on Jan. 21, believed that the real battle for equality and respect is waged in the human heart. I suspect that he would have been very pleased with the historic shift of the nation's heart indicated through the ballots cast last fall.

MLK: Our Prophet Of Economic Justice

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

This year on his holiday, with the poverty rate at more than 16 percent, let us not allow the corporate media coverage to yet again ignore the great crusade for economic justice that Dr. King was spearheading by 1968.

There Is More To Life Than Politics

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

We need to hold onto the notion of allowing compassion to rule us instead of politics. Though the election is over, many have found it difficult to let it go and to move on to the work before us.

Freeloading Muppets: Mitt Romney, the Conservative Right and Its Foreclosure on Sesame Street

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

During last week's presidential debate, which was lackluster to say the least, Mitt Romney finally unveiled some specifics as it relates to his econom...

Lessons Of Faith, Hope And Beloved Community At A Maximum Security Prison

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

A maximum security prison is an unlikely destination when seeking a transformative encounter with God. Yet, I recently experienced God as never before amid high fences, barbed wire, legions of guards and multiple checkpoints.

Spirituality and the Road Home

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Bobrow

With the provision of such a safe emotional atmosphere, people find their own way to reconnect within themselves, with their peers, with their families and with their community.

The Beloved Community

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Bobby Rush

Of the many lessons that life has taught me, none has been more powerful than what I have come to understand about the true meaning of "The Beloved Community."

No Room for the Pentagon's Wars in Dr. King's Dream

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on the power of nonviolent social activism motivated by love and a sense of justice. Just don't tell the Pentagon.