Words Matter

Words Matter By Siegrid Raible On January 15, 2018 we honored the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I attended a church service both to celebrate Dr. King’s life and also to share with members of the church the deep concern we had for a fellow church member who had been detained by...

December, A Month of Darkness and Light

December, A Month of Darkness and Light By Siegrid Raible It is mid-December in the seventeenth year of the twenty-first century and many of us are, or if we are not at this moment, will be, taking stock of our lives. We will spend the remaining days of the year making a mental list of what we need to do to...

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 By Siegrid Raible I have been struggling with what passes as news in America these days – one mass murder event after another.  We began October with one American shooting other Americans at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, Nevada; 59 people were murdered and 546 others were wounded. We...

Hatred and Violence, Charlottesville

Hatred and Violence Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Mid-August 2017 By Siegrid Raible I have been troubled by an unending series of disturbing events this August.  First there was the US twitter-in-chief’s twitter storm in early August. In response to a nuclear armed North Korea’s missile...

War Games

War Games By Siegrid Raible On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, on the seventy-second anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, the world held its breath as two leaders of nuclear armed countries hurled threats at one another. The US’s head of state threatened North Korea with a “fire and...

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