Category Archives: To Act Justly

Can You Hear their Cry? – by Guest Blogger, Coral Swieringa

“For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.  You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Deut, 10:18-19) I had seen them in Nokomis last year  in the very same … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts. The post below first appeared on October 28, 2015.  I am re-posting it now because it speaks to the politically charged insults that are being tweeted or shouted in rallys about groups of … Continue reading

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Following our Moral Compass

A PBS story about Rachel Carson, new information about my father’s participation in WWII, and a comment about evangelical Christians in Sojourner came together in a “perfect storm” in my mind.  Here is the result. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) combined her … Continue reading

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What is “White Privilege?”

In the recent film, Hidden Figures, Katharine (played by Octavia Spencer), a black woman who is in informally in charge of the “black computer group,” has been repeatedly denied promotion to supervisor by her white boss, Vivian. In my favorite scene in … Continue reading

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To Act Justly – We will Protest

The Ten Commitments of Resistance in the Trump Era by Wallis, editor of the social justice journal Sojourners, was written to help Christians deal positively with the election of Donald Trump and the principles of his presidency. No matter whatever your … Continue reading

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To Act Justly – We will Go Deeper in Faith

The Ten Commitments of Resistance in the Trump Era by Wallis, editor of the social justice journal Sojourners, was written to help Christians deal positively with the election of Donald Trump and the principles of his presidency. No matter what side … Continue reading

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Resist!

A friend recently forwarded me a blog post which asked “Have you chosen your word for the year yet?” The author shared her list of possible choices (cultivate, peace, stretch, share, believe, abide, cherish, notice, etc.) and her process for … Continue reading

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