CLIMATE JUSTICE LENT Starts March 6th, 2019

“Lord what can we do now, oh good lord what can we do?….they are starving…They have no one but you.” Declan O’Rourke lyric from Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine We are already seeing hunger, homelessness and health problems as a result of the changing climate. All of this will grow worse barring massive intervention…

Capitol Steps: Walking in Faith for the Children

“Los personajes más importantes que hay aquí…los niños” So declared Pope Francis from the balcony of the US Capitol building. After addressing Congress for an hour in English, his fourth best language, I’m sure speaking Spanish to the 50,000 of us who watched his address via jumbotron outside on the West Lawn was a relief. His…

Prayers, Poems and Promises

“Prayers, Poems and Promises” on a tree in the wind at Susquehanna Universary after Kevin Miller and I led “Creative Approaches to Saving the Beauty of God’s Earth” for the annual meeting of Penn Central Conference, United Church of Christ. (6-12-15)  Here’s a prayer written together by the whole group of participants in our workshop.…

The Fate of Feathers in the Hands of the Faithful.

     “He’s got the birds and the bees in his hands!” So sang the soloist while the offering plates were being passed Sunday morning. I’d never heard that particular verse to the old spiritual and found the thought very moving. Like so many people, I’ve had memorable and inspiring moments thanks to the sight…