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Stop Trans* Murders!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As you remember the transgender lives lost this year, know that you are walking at the crossroads of so many forms of oppression. If you have personal and institutional power, know that you are not helpless in the face of these atrocities; you can do something.

Will Pope Francis Save the Planet?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Churches and institutions of higher education are beginning to take this moral imperative seriously. There are people of good will who are making changes, and there are decent people whose highest priority is to protect investment portfolios--not the planet.

The Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change -- What is Missing?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As I read through the encyclical, one thing stood out for me. In this comprehensive, scholarly, sophisticated, scientifically accurate, intellectual effort, there is a fundamental flaw. It is not surprising, but it is profoundly troubling.

Ferguson, Oath Keepers, and the New Intifada

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Where are the voices of faith in the public health crisis of gun violence? When will their calls for peace and resolutions for elimination of automatic weapons turn into actions in the public square instead of requiems for the dead?

Praying While Black

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Elder Darlene Garner

Even as the Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, shock waves are still echoing after the June 17 Charleston Massacre. Will their deaths change us? Are they martyrs for the cause of racial justice, or just nine more black victims of racism?

The Charleston Massacre

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We are enraged at the execution of Black people in the streets, in the prisons, and now in a church! The killing of Black people in the Mother Emanue...

Season's Bleedings

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The "Season's Greetings" banner hung across South Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri, is a far smaller piece of incongruity than the Christmas truce on the Western Front during World War I a century ago, but it provides a contemporary reminder of the contrast between our ideals and our treatment of one another.

Nelson Mandela: Statesman of LGBT Equality

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender-loving persons.

Do Gay Christians Still Need Their Own Church?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles

-- On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a minister's robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the world was a very different...

Marriage Equality: A New Heaven And A New Earth

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We have an alternative apocalyptic view of the world. The world really is ending -- but it's not ending in a wave of brimstone and fiery flows of lava; it's the end of ignorance, prejudice, hate and intolerance. And there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

Jesus Wept for AIDS

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Uganda was once a model for proactive advocacy for prevention and treatment, but it now denies treatment to men who have sex with men -- and AIDS is ravaging more people than ever.