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The Heart of the Matter

02/24/2017 03:18:49 PM


The Heart of the Matter: My Remarks and Invocation at the DNC Winter Meeting 

Text of his invocation

Welcome to my hometown of Atlanta. When I shared with one of my friends, a devout atheist, that I was given...Read more...

Jan. 20, 2017

01/23/2017 09:36:18 AM


Deep in our hearts, is the holiest of places where we can draw upon strengths we are often unaware.

There is a spark in our soul, we are designed with the potential to resist all that is not just, kind and compassionate.

In our minds, is a voice that is waiting to be unleashed...Read more...

an Immeasurable Gift

12/20/2016 10:26:07 AM


“Patience... Is the last hope any individual can have during sabbatical. When the expected doesn't happen... Patience, expect the unexpected. When you are...Read more...

7 Steps to Balancing Urgency and Compassion in Times of Moral Courage

11/30/2016 10:17:54 AM


When we feel endangered, or an urgency for justice, it is so tempting to vent about what others may not be doing to exemplify moral courage and enact social justice. While urging others can inspire or agitate others towards change, let us remember...Read more...

An Open Letter to the Muslim Community

11/22/2016 11:44:08 AM

Shalom and Salaam,It is with friendship and peace that I extend these thoughts to you. I have learned so much from your community and benefitted from its kindness. I feel the blessing of your presence. As we prepare for our secular observance of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for you. I am so thankful that after 9/11 so many of us in the Atlanta faith communities did the work to lay the foundation for the strong network of understanding and...Read more...

A Call for Moral Courage: Beyond the Safety Pin

11/17/2016 06:34:32 PM

“To wear or not to wear?” has become a question that has spurred earnest wrestling. On the surface, it may sound trivial, but it has been a first step in processing a response to the vast amount of bigotry that we have endured during Trump’s candidacy and the...Read more...
Sun, 26 February 2017 30 Shevat 5777