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ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

Tweet ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s [...]

August 6th, Again – Hiroshima

Tweet Another year passes.  We come around again, remembering the horror of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, on the horizon, pointed shapes sprout from the Earth, deadly black missiles mushrooming into sight here and there – North Korea, Russia, France, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, the United States, and other countries planning and secretly hoping to bring into bloom [...]

Traveling to a New America – Reno, Nevada

Tweet Elizabeth and I were in Reno, Nevada, this past weekend, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America. It was hot, but beautiful along the Truckee River which flows through the middle of town. “What’s your take on America at this time?” is the question we ask over and over [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – San Jose

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Bonnie.  San Jose, California. _________________________________________ Bonnie, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m very concerned that America is so divided between the two main parties – Republicans and Democrats.  I’ve never seen the country in this kind of disarray, even in the [...]

Ah, fear is gripping our world.

Tweet Ah, fear is gripping our world. Identities retreating into old molds.  Everyone wanting to be themselves, pure, unsullied, safe. Brexit, immigration, walls, cold wars. We do not want the other.  We want to be ourselves. We thought we were headed towards a one-world world.  But now our globe is fracturing into smaller pieces.  Fissures [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Ft. Bragg, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Richard.  Ft. Bragg, California ________________________ Richard, what’s your take on America at this time? “We’ve certainly slipped into fascism.  I feel that it’s been coming for a long time, because the folks who control capitalism in this country have realized that we’ve had enough, [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca. #2

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People on the Way Auja (wife) & Kimani (husband).  Modesto, Ca. __________________________________ Auja & Kimani, what’s your take on America right now? Kimani:  “A lot of chaos.  I feel like it’s a lot of just scattered ideas. I feel like what they’re trying to do now is basically [...]

Trump, Putin, Christianity & Tolstoy

Tweet Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have come together in mutual admiration for one another. Both have their own treacherous, hidden agendas; but their modus operandi are similar – an amalgamation of personal power through rallying the populace to a vision of past glories. In Donald Trump’s case, it is a call to “make America [...]

Hiroshima & Our Religions

Tweet Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, was living on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she took up her pen and began writing the book that was instrumental in galvanizing public opinion on the slavery issue just prior to the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, I [...]