Stories

Thinking Progressively

“I WAS The Muslim World”

There is so much going on these days.  There are so many articles to read.  Too often I tell myself, “I don’t have time to read this today!”  Take time.  I find it our responsibility to truly be informed from as many reliable sources as possible in order to completely and wholly understand and assimilate the challenges others experience.  Christian Century, a progressive ecumenical magazine out of Chicago, offers a reflective and judicious article, “My life as an ambivalent Muslim” by Haroon Moghul, you will want to read and share with others.  Moghul says,“To be Muslim is to be the stunted descendant of giants, to live in the ruin of your own civilization.” Discover his experience behind his statement.

 

Current Issues for Your Consideration

SHAKE IT UP, BABY!

​Well, well ... A new princess is in the making!  Prince Harris is shaking up the castle like a wet dog after a bath!  And “the royal great-grandma” said, OK!  Prince Harry’s girlfriend is not just gorgeous, she’s “a plucky Jewish-African-American actress!”  Here is what Table Magazine, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, writes about Ms. Meghan Markel

 

Solidarity

The Normalization Of Insanity

National Catholic Reporter, an online magazine for Catholics and other people of faith, is the host site for Sister Joan Chittister’s FROM WHERE I STAND, a monthly post about issues affecting each of our lives.  In Sister Joan’s most recent post, The Normalization Of Insanity, she speaks the truth like no other religious person I know.  

 

Thinking Progressively

MOTHER’S DAY ... Bittersweet

​Since March of 2010, Mother’s Day has been a day that brings a dense fog that enshrouds my heart.  Now, after 7 years, I dance freely in the clear light of day, having moved on with my life, able to think of my own mother with gratitude and love.  Tablet Magazine, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, has posted a heartfelt story of a young soon-to-be Jewish mother struggling with the disappointments in her own mother and desperate to resolve these issues before becoming a mother herself.  “The Helicopter Shrink,”by Judy Batalion just might be the “story” that speaks to you this Mother’s Day.

 

Current Issues for Your Consideration

I want to be a Generation Z!

Hey y’all!  It’s finally happening!  It may have ignited in the 60’s, but it has taken 2 more generations of breeding to produce a generation of awareness, acceptance of others, open-heartedness, and critical thinkers.  Finally, Generation Z “Will not accept what their hearts reject.”   In a recent Religion Dispatches article by Anita Little,“This Is How You Lose Them: Why “Generation Z” Won’t Be Flocking To Churches Anytime Soon,” churches insisting on clinging to “old traditional notions” are seen as hostile and aggressive.  Little says, “​It isn’t just “technology,” as White argues, it’s how Gen Z uses that technology to broaden its worldview and find value in belief systems beyond the walls of the church and Christianity itself. It may not always lead to disaffiliation, but it certainly contributes to it.”  Go ahead.  Read more.