Monthly Archives: February 2007

teaching reverence

The Webster Groves High School band concert last night was impressive and I was a proud mother. The music was great, the youth rightfully honored, and the community supportive. It was an odd juxtaposition from the news of the day. … Continue reading

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for watada – lessons from nuremburg

Growing up in the shadow of the Vietnam War protests, I admit to a certain amount of idealism. From a child’s vantage, the passion of the protests appeared to quell our warring madness. My parent’s consternation was further evidence that … Continue reading

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sanctuary

The Sanctuary Movement was challenging churches when I was coming of age in the 1980’s. This was the movement where churches were being asked to consider their role not only as symbolic sanctuaries but literal ones as well. Refugees from … Continue reading

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salva and her unborn

Poverty has always been criminal. Still this case is a shocker. At the outset there is nothing remarkable about this case. Sofia Salva, a Sudanese refugee who speaks halting English, was pulled over by two Kansas City police officers because … Continue reading

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