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Lame and Able

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
September 28, 2014

There are at least four ways to do this sermon. One is to blame those of you who are disabled for being disabled. Second is to blame those of you are abled for being abled and to continue by judging you for how badly you treat the disabled. Third is to blame the lame and lame the blame: in other words blame everybody for everything and be done with it. We sometimes call that prophetic and sometimes...

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People’s Climate March: A Format Worth Imitating

by Rev. Valerie Holly
September 21, 2014

I Today is a very historic and important day for most people- The People’s Climate March (PCM) will bring needed attention to ecological concerns that are world -wide in scope. We pray and hope that the turnout is what is expected and that it exceeds the anticipation. We also pray and hope that...

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"Omnia Sunt Communia" (Everything is Common)

by Rev. Michael Ellick
August 24, 2014

Just short of 3 years ago, during the height of the whole Occupy Wall Street thing, some friends of mine and I got into this disagreement with another church. And it got a little heated: there was some public unpleasantness. And I won't say the name of the church, but this church just so happens to be one of the largest land owners in Manhattan - the NY Stock Exchange literally pays to exist...

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Democracy in Tatters

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
August 17, 2014

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34; Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”I had lunch with an old and good friend yesterday. He is a European and dresses very well. I’ve known him...

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