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    Mon, 15 Jun 2020
    blogWe Remember: Youth Day

    Youth Day commemorates the uprising of students in Soweto on June 16, 1976. The protests started after the Bantu Education Department directed African schools to use Afrikaans on an equal basis with English in secondary schools. The student uprising was a catalyst for the resistance movement that helped demolish the Apartheid... more...

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    Fri, 5 Jun 2020
    blogTrinity Sunday:
    When Death Becomes Life

    A derivative compilation of Romans 6:3-4 So, what do we do? Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? I should hope not! If we’ve left the empire where sin is dominant, how can we continue to make a home there? Did someone forget to tell you we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism.... more...

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    Sun, 31 May 2020
    blogPentecost: The Breath of God

    The problem as God gave Habakkuk to see it: God, how long do I have to cry out for help before you listen? How many times do I have to yell, “Help! Murder! Police!” before you come to the rescue? Why do you force me to look at evil, stare trouble in the face day after day? Anarchy and violence break out, quarrels and fights... more...

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    Thu, 28 May 2020
    blogShavuot:
    Write the vision. Make it plain.

    How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph over me? -Psalms 13:2 Shavuot is one of the biblically-based, pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is celebrated as the divine revelation of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah.... more...

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    Wed, 20 May 2020
    blogAscension Day:
    A Testimony of Jesus’ Trust

    We don’t often think about Ascension Day as one of the important Christian holidays; however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as  Christmas and Easter remind us of the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of Emmanuel, Ascension Day solidifies the fact that God is with us. Through the... more...

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2020
    blogExpressing Gratitude

    At this moment, I think we all feel a bit traumatized. The quality of life we are experiencing is not like anything most of us have ever lived through before. In this time of physical distancing, our thoughts are even more engaged. As we spend more time in mental solitude, it can become quite easy to focus on the loneliness and allow... more...

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2020
    blogRamadan Mubarak! Ramadan Shamil!

    Ramadan Mubarak! Attempts to establish a lexicon of non-degrading appropriate terms for the LGBT community in Arabic is an ongoing process first traced back to the end of the 1990’s. In 2003, a group of LGBT identifying Arab women call the Mujadarra Grrls, published a bilingual glossary of positive expressions of sexuality in... more...

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    Tue, 21 Apr 2020
    blogPortal to a New World:
    An Earth Day...

    There are so many lessons to learn in this time of COVID-19, and specifically throughout Eastertide, the 50-day period between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday. On a positive note, we have witnessed the uniting of humanity. We have seen people come together, quickly to combat colossal issues. On a challenging note, we cringe at the... more...

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    Wed, 26 Feb 2020
    blogHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Alvin Ailey

    Highlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers Alvin Ailey was born in 1931 in Rogers, Texas. Barred from mainstream society Ailey began his life in a time of economic crisis (the Great Depression), racism, violence and segregation. His father abandoned his mother when Ailey was only three months old, forcing them to work in cotton fields and as... more...

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    Wed, 26 Feb 2020
    blogHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Labi Siffre

    Claudius Afolabi “Labi” Siffre was a singer songwriter, composer and poet from London. The fourth of five of Barbadian-Belgian and Nigerian descent. Although educated in Catholic School he stated that he has always been an atheist. He studied music at the Eric Gilder School of Music and remembered his experience with... more...

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