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  • Blog
    Tue, 26 May 2015
    ArticleLay Catholics In Ireland Bring About Marriage...

    Today, headlines around the world announced Catholic news from two different parts of the globe. While seemingly disparate, these headlines share an important theme. In Ireland, one of the most Catholic nations on earth, hundreds of thousands voted overwhelmingly in a general referendum to enact marriage equality for lesbian... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 26 May 2015
    ArticleDemilitarizing Law Enforcement

    Over Memorial Day weekend, I spent considerable time following events in Cleveland, the place I used to call home, in light of Officer Michael Brelo’s acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed African Americans, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were shot to death back in November of 2012. These events, coupled with the fact... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 26 May 2015
    ArticlePower For & By LGBTQ People Of Faith

    When I was a kid my grandmother would rock back and forth on her green metallic rocking chair singing old Spirituals like, “We shall overcome, someday.” I still remember her tears. My grandmother, big and yellow, a proud Christian, guarded our South Dallas porch singing songs like, “I’m a solider in the Army of... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 21 May 2015
    ArticleInsights on Insight

    We recently had the opportunity to premiere a portion of our new TE’A piece, There’s Something About America (TSAA) to a very special audience on the West Coast at The 30th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Our audience was composed of Lonergan professors and... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    ArticleFrom Judgment to Curiosity

    The tragic and relentless litany of violent headlines from across the country that depict conflicts between police and community members continues unabated, most recently in the killing of two officers in Hattiesburg, MS last weekend. Whether this spate of killings represents an actual spike in violence and civil disrespect or indicates... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    Article30 Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Muslims and...

    Friends: At our Leadership Council meeting on April 16, we had an intense and spirited discussion about how religious intolerance has fueled prejudice, violence and fear both in the US and on the global stage. One realization that emerged from the meeting was how, in America, many non-Muslims—even among the enlightened folks who... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    ArticleSupreme Court Marriage Ruling: No Silver Bullet...

    As we await rulings from the Supreme Court on four marriage equality cases, it is no coincidence that so-called "religious freedom restoration" acts are popping up across the country to sanction discrimination by businesses, employers and public officials. Echoes of the civil rights movement serve as an important reminder that... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleA Holy Moment In A Political Calendar: Making...

    "Dig deep,… carefully cast forth the loose matter and get down to the rock, the sure foundation, and there hearken to the Divine Voice which gives a clear and certain sound." John Woolman (Quaker abolitionist), ca 1770. This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleCan LGBTQ victories inspire paths to peace in the...

    After more than a month away recovering from hip replacement surgery, I was grateful to return to Intersections with renewed vigor to re-engage some of today's most difficult issues in our ongoing efforts to build a just world, united in diversity. One of the first events I attended upon my return was our Leadership Council meeting,... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleLGBTQ Faith Leaders Travel To Cuba To Meet Faith...

    President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, made history in April of 2015 with a handshake. On April 28, leaders of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) will make history by traveling to Cuba at the invitation of leaders of the Baptist LGBTQ group, Abriendo Brechas de Colores, from the Federación de Iglesias Bastistas de... more...

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