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Featured Ministers

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Liberation from Body Shame

In her poem “homage to my hips,” Lucille Clifton says: these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they d... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Wisdom of Play

One day the great Mulla Nasruddin was invited to deliver a sermon. First thing out of his mouth was, “Do you know what I’m going to say? ” The response was NO and at that, he announced, “I ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Sacred Laughter of the Sufis

On January 7 of this year, the French satirical weekly magazine called Charlie Hebdo was the target of a terrorist attack. Twelve people died. Witnesses said they had heard the gunmen shouting, ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how neces... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Economic Inequality in America

The spirit of Dr. King gathers us here today, as congregations around the nation remember this great man and his message of social justice. Early on in the recently-released movie, Selma, he asks h... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Doing Justice to Mental Illness

So I want to tell you a little about my Mother. The quickest way I can invite you into her life is by sharing a dream she had repeatedly over the course of many years. When she shared it with me, i... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

What Cornel West Says

http://bigthink. com/videos/why-cornel-west-beat-up-his-third-grade-teacher Here’s what his father would tell him, as a child: “You can’t fight other people’s battles. ” His mother clarif... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Dear Mary: A Letter to the Mother of Jesus

One of the best-known images of this season is that of the Manger. The figures tell the story of a mythic scene from 2000 years ago, and they are perfectly silent. A wall of silence separates THEN ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Taking Refuge

Nation, we are not amused by what’s going on. An end-of-the-year USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds an overwhelming 71% of people surveyed dissatisfied with the way things are going in our ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Hope When We Can’t Breathe

Some people these days are saying that we should NOT be celebrating the holidays. Not now. Not while we can’t breathe. Do you know there are grandmothers in America (and in this very congregation... [read more]

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