“If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me; your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.” - 2020 Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg
from the Housatonic River Water Walk, 2018Read More
I am personally astonished at the generosity of the native people I have met; after we - individuals and groups benefiting from systems of white settler culture - have attempted to wipe them off the face of this land, after we have repeatedly - in policy, in personal attacks, in our legal system - tried to disappear them and define them out of the grace of being human; that they are willing to share their good medicine, to speak for the water and for the land on behalf of the well being of all of us, that they are willing to include us in their healing and love. It is astonishing. #ipmdc19Read More
Image by Esphyr Slobodkine.
MR. GIRIDHARADAS: I would think about this almost as the second hat problem, which is, I think if you were to go back a little bit in time and think about businesspeople in 1950 or whenever, they would always have — in addition to their businessman hat, they’d have a second hat.
The wave of women who just got elected to Congress got me. They are my preachers now, calling me to again move toward the world; to live a faith orientation.Read More
We are neither faithful or faithless, we are neither religious nor unreligious. We want some thing in that terrain that is not yet. We are being called to a certain kind of unbelief, to a quality of wandering and bumping about, to a lostness that has some distant hope of being the foundations of a new language that works for us - not only alone in our solitary quarters just choosing - but as a community that does not yet exist.Read More
I hadn’t been able to succinctly express what the trend was I was feeling and hearing, other than a trend toward the spiritual but not religious and this has started to feel far too empty of content or form. In the None & Some interviews and in the live Queer Faith storytelling event we’ve hosted, I’ve sensed a craving for a more substantial body of meaning…Read More