Every June, LGBTQ+ people and their allies take to the streets, stepping out of closets and putting aside genuine fears to remember the brave people who stood up to hatred, bigotry, and violence. They wave their flags, show their hearts, celebrate with joy and unity, and demand equality with an intense need to make a difference for the next generation. JUNE IS LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH … join us as we celebrate!Read More
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As we navigate through our busy schedules we sometimes lose sight of common sense approaches to ENSURING OUR PERSONAL SAFETY. Public safety experts warn that people can be the target of unwanted personal solicitations and assaults anywhere people congregate and gather, including shopping malls, grocery stores, and, yes, church. Click through to read more advice from the PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL.Read More
IS THERE A FEMININE RESPONSE TO TERROR? After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?Read More
The tragic events of bombings of Christian churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday once again warn us of the phenomena of increasing religious intolerance and attacking places of worship in many parts of the world. These also reiterate the need to work in partnership with all people of good will to counter these forces of hatred and to nurture a culture of peace. WE PRAY that God may grant courage and strength to all communities — Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim and all others, as we stand together as one people.Read More
As we approach the midpoint in our journey through the season of Lent, now is the time to PAUSE AND REJOICE. Yes, rejoice! Rejoice and be refreshed and refocused for the second half of the journey, knowing that the way forward crosses difficult terrain but its rewards are the essence of a blessed life.Read More