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The Zen of Kindness

When we are mindful, we will not only see the true outcomes and impact of behavior that is not kind compared to behavior that is kind, but that knowledge will be present with us in each moment guiding our every action.

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Diana Butler Bass Meme: The message of the Christian Scripture

The whole message of the Christian Scripture is based in the idea of metanoia,

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Women Teachers and the Resurrection

Christianity has a long history of oppressing women, but the Easter story shows us how inauthentic that is to the Gospel.

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Elaine Pagels Meme:

The gnostic understands Christ’s message not as offering a set of answers, but as encouragement to engage in a process of searching

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Jesus was not killed by atheism and anarchy.

Jesus was not killed by atheism and anarchy. He was brought down by law and order allied with religion – which is always a deadly mix. Beware those who claim to know the mind of God and are prepared to use force, if necessary, to make others conform. Beware those who cannot tell God’s will – from their own

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The Miracle of Easter

Traditional Christianity has missed the point of the Easter story.  The miracle on Easter wasn’t that Jesus was physically or spiritually raised to sit at God’s right hand until he could one day return to judge humanity.  The miracle was his followers recognizing that they could continue to proclaim the message of God’s Reign on this earth even once Jesus had been crucified.

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Palm Sunday and Passover

Our Earth is sacred and does not belong to us.  When we recognize that we are merely stewards of creation which has been entrusted to our care, it shifts our outlook.  We cannot continue to ravage the earth, deplete its resources, and consume without restraint while claiming to be faithful to our God.  The Gospel is one of interdependence.  All of creation is woven together in a delicate web that we must nurture faithfully.

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Jesus and Passover

It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.” Mark 14:1-2.

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Diana Butler Bass Meme: Recognizing Our Humanity

That is precisely when we recognize our common humanity

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Hate Will Never Be Conquered By Anger

Ignorance will never be defeated with judgment.

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Home is more than a house.

Home is more than a house. It is a sacred location, a place of aspirations and dreams, of learning and habit, of relationships and heart. Home is the geography of our souls.

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Free Gratitude Design for Churches and other Non-Profits

Allison Rossiter is making her “Gratitude Design” available to churches and other non-profit organizations for free.

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Interfaith Dialogue Quotations

ver the last few years, I have collected a number of quotations that relate directly or indirectly to the field of interfaith dialogue. These are attached. You may find various ways to use these quotations.

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Meister Eckhart on Prayer

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

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