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I,Too, Am America

SERMON  – Rev. Jane Thickstun January 25, 2015 I, too, am America. I am the gay brother. I can’t walk down the street holding hands with the one I love. We can’t get married , and I can’t be covered on his insurance plan. People justify discrimination, injustice and even violence against us by […]

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Economic Inequality in America

Economic Inequality in America Rev. Anthony Makar Jan. 18, 2015   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 his friend, confidant and fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy […]

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Doing Justice to Mental Illness

Doing Justice to Mental Illness Rev. Anthony Makar Jan. 11, 2015   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, it […]

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What Cornel West Says – Rev. Anthony Makar

What Cornel West Says Rev. Anthony Makar Jan. 4, 2015   Here’s what his father would tell him, as a child: “You can’t fight other people’s battles.” His mother clarifies: “He would take things from somebody who he thought had too much and give it to somebody who didn’t have as much. Such as […]

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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 from NOW. But what if we could break the wall? What if? That’s what I do now. Here […]

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