Category Archives: Justice

The Road to Justice

This past weekend, Youth Advisor Lauren Eaton and I took eleven of our senior high youth to Tijuana, Mexico for an immigration justice service/learning trip and border tour.  It was transformational to say the least.  Our goal was to give … Continue reading

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Political Bullies

Some years ago, I worked on Capital Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives, in the office of an Iowa Congressman.  This was right before I started the journey to becoming a minister.  There were lots of good people on … Continue reading

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Bending Towards Justice

The famous phrase used by Rev. Martin Luther King about the arc of the universe being long, but bending towards justice came partially true today with the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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Interfaith Leadership in Action

Last Saturday, I attended an interfaith clergy event at the Pasadena First AME Church, “Justice Not Jails.”  JNJ is a focused justice action program challenging mass incarceration in California.  One local effort is committed to removing the criminal history check-box … Continue reading

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A Free Faith

Like many, I was impressed by President Obama’s Second Inaugural address.  There is much to commend in it, but perhaps the most surprising and welcome was his linking of Seneca Fall, Selma, and Stonewall.  Our faith has been dedicated to … Continue reading

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A Decision for Freedom and Equality

Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson, Senior Minister The US Supreme Court has announced that it will hear two cases about marriage equality, both the Prop 8 case from here in California, and challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Decisions … Continue reading

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