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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015
    ArticleMovement Iconography for There's Something About...

    In a previous blog, I wrote about some of the artistic elements we are employing in the creation of There's Something About America, including music and movement. Here is a short video capturing the Company working with what we are calling "Loop" choreography. The movement suggests the figure of the Insight Loop. The Loop... more...

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015
    ArticleWalking in Grace: Affirming Marriage for All...

    Presbyteries have now voted YES! The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) now includes all loving and committed couples. Amendment 14F was ratified by 51% of our Presbyteries. In the PC(USA), marriage is now defined as between “two people.” More Light Presbyterians embarked on this journey decades ago. One... more...

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015
    ArticleCan the Soul Speak to the Soul?

    Co-Author Fayyaz Baqir It has been two months since a dozen cartoonists were massacred in Paris, France at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly magazine.  In response to this tragedy there have been large scale demonstrations in condemnation of the attacks with heads of state and attacks on mosques all over... more...

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015
    ArticleTell It Like It Is

    Of all the advice out there for veterans returning home, perhaps none is more timely, encouraging and honest than the guidance from Eric Greitans, Navy SEAL, award-winning author, Rhodes Scholar, and Founder of The Mission Continues.  In his article 7 Things I’d Like Every New Veteran to Keep In Mind Eric speaks from... more...

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    Mon, 9 Mar 2015
    ArticleBuild-A-Banquet

    I found my calling. When the parable of The Bamboo Jacket Banquet sprang to life in my mind, I found my calling! The king invites everyone to dine at the castle. His only request is that you wear a bamboo jacket. Everyone comes, the peasants, the nobleman and the wise. They put on their bamboo jackets as they enter to discover they... more...

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    Fri, 6 Mar 2015
    Article“Feminist Foreign Policy"

    If you’ve never encountered Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, then may Saint Michael watch your six. Due to her diverse ancestry, not only does she speak for Sweden but she represents the entire Nordic region. Under her guidance, the Government of Sweden is making strides on global women’s issues from... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 6 Mar 2015
    ArticleThat Which I Love Destroys Me

    Some people go to Florida or the Caribbean for winter break. My colleagues and I? We went to the frozen tundra of Iowa. Although there were no soft beaches or azure waters, it was amazing! The greater Des Moines area is striving to make their communities among the most veteran-friendly in the nation. We held key meetings with the... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 6 Mar 2015
    ArticleFor Little Bay: When Discrimination Impacts Our...

    A year ago, when the Rowse-DeBoer marriage equality case was heard in a federal court in Detroit, I joined marriage equality supporters picketing in front of the courthouse. There I was lucky enough to meet Jami and Krista, a lovely same-sex couple who have since become parents and celebrities (but not in a good way). Jami and... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015
    ArticleLGBT Catholic Pilgrims Get VIP Seats At Papal...

    In what is surely the most official welcome from Church officials that New Ways Ministry has received in its 38-year history, and one of the warmest welcomes the LGBT community has received, a pilgrimage group of 48 LGBT Catholics and supporters led by our co-founder, Sister Jeannine Gramick, SL, received VIP seating at the papal... more...

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015
    ArticleOut in Front: Producing Art that Matters

    Over the past several months I have been engaged in a bi-weekly podcast focusing on art and its place in social/ cultural change. My last three conversations have been with three passionate articulate producers of film and theatre. Lucy De Rosa, Chelsea Frei and Caroline von Kuhn are each dedicated producing art that makes a difference.... more...

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