In the Aftermath of Violence – Be the Change

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By Helene de Boissiere – Swanson This morning, I woke to the television blaring and barraging viewers with messages promoting fear in the wake of this week’s violent aftermath of police officers killing black men in the South and in the North and a person who felt their only course of action was retaliation towards…
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Women Lighting the Way to Freedom and Independence

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by Helene de Boissiere – Swanson The American Revolution took place after Britain put in place the Intolerable Acts, in the American colonies. The Americans responded by forming the Continental Congress. The war would not have been able to progress as it did without the widespread ideological and material support, of both men and women….
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Science and Religion Are They Incompatible

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By Dorie Goehring, MDiv. Science and religion are often seen as opposites, or, at the very least, incompatible. The Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard University is looking to change that. Headed by Prof. Ahmed Ragab, who teaches in the Divinity School and the Department of History of Science, the SRC held their annual…
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With Trump, It’s All or Nothing

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If You Choose to Support Trump in Part, You Are Choosing to Support “The Full Catastrophe” Written by: Joe Morris Doss David Duke was running hard for the Senate. The Louisiana media was following his every move, reporting all the juicy controversies that popped up on a daily basis, and making him the center of attention…
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Forgive, But Don’t Forget – 原谅但不忘记

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By Longfei Zhang and Helene de Boissiere – Swanson Saturday, May 7th, 2016 NEW YORK CITY – The Right to be Forgotten which was approved by the European Union has had a global impact on blocking information and expression online across the across the globe. On 13 May 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ)…
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Celebrate Earth Day 2016

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As an Eco-Theological when I received the below alert I felt called to share this. Please take a gander and see how you can be involved. [Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day! Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a day to build awareness, understanding, and support for…
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Walk the Talk: A Quest for Equality

EXCERPT from the first chapter White Ants Sounds of a slow steady train pulling into the station, a sluggish chugging of one carrying a heavy load, stirred me from a sound sleep. As anticipated, it eventually came to a stop. Moments later it pulled away. Half awake, half asleep, I could hear Rev. Magdaliya Kamble…
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Prayers, the police, and the pilgrimage

“…found myself struggling with praying.  I have always had problems with the Our Father since childhood, why am I praying to a male God I would think, when it is my mother who takes cares of me.  And then their was the part “on earth as it is heaven” was I confirming that our present…
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Honor our Founding Mothers: Finish the Job!

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by Betty Folliard After 92 years of struggle, American women still don’t have legal equality. According to an Opinion Research Survey, 96% of Americans believe women and men should have equal rights, 88% want an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) added to our Constitution — but a whopping 72% of Americans somehow are under the false…
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#AllLivesMatter

“…Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend and colleague in which she asked out my use of referring to myself as coloured. I have always referred to myself as coloured. My mother was English/Irish and my father was Trinidadian. While my mother was white my father was multi-racial as many are from the West Indies….
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Passing the ERA Torch along the Way!

… My journey through Georgia has been most exciting and breathtakingly beautiful. The women here have been so gracious, aiding me every step of the way. The first wonderful person to step up to help was Dianne Wing of UniteWomen – Georgia, from there many came on board. Dianne is amazing although homebound nothing slows her…
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See with New Eyes – Perhaps

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As Sophia Petrillo of Golden Girls tv-fame often said as she was about to tell a story … “Picture this!” Picture this … it’s Sunday morning. You’re in an unfamiliar city. You see an Episcopal Church. Going to Church on Sundays usually gives you “something to hold on to” – strength for the coming week and you…
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Woman Are Human Not Statistics

Since heading out of Springfield, Illinois last November 2014, it has been difficult to keeping up with all the demands being made on me emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. Walking in the snow and getting feverish dampened my spirits, as did a horrible case of poison ivy and chiggers. Currently, the torrential down pours is…
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