Tag Archives: brothers and sisters

Women hold up half the sky… a meditation on women’s rights and issues

We are living in a world that is ever more disrespectful and abusive of women’s rights and issues.  In our current scene of politicians who pander to the lowest common denominator to blast and blaspheme against the birthing half of humanity, … Continue reading

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Immigration in troubled times and cold days

December 5th WCDF Vigil Vigilia del 5 de diciembre en el Centro de Detención Held by Lacey Hunter with the help of Kristi Laughlin and Silvia A. Brandon Pérez as music leader – celebrada por Lacey Hunter con la ayuda … Continue reading

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The injustice of an imperial system

On May 28, 2010, a longtime resident of San Diego, Anastasio Hernández Rojas,was brutally beaten, shot repeatedly with a Taser and killed by border patrol agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. As happens these days, eyewitnesses recorded the … Continue reading

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Why I don’t celebrate “Labor Day” in September

The real Labor Day is on May 1st, also known as International Worker’s Day, and it is celebrated as “Labor Day” in more than 80 countries throughout the world. The celebration is based, of course, on the labor movement in … Continue reading

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Identity and showing up

There is big brouhaha going on about Rachel Dolezal. The New York Times, in an article today about her, states that “She has professed an affinity for black people since she was a teenager, when her parents adopted four black … Continue reading

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Restorative justice: in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes

Sonnet 29 When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich … Continue reading

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A female image of God

Yesterday I gave a small ‘talk’ at a local Presbyterian church (which may be where I am eventually ordained, if I ever finish my units…) which was appropriately called, by them, ‘Memoirs of an Activist’ through story, poetry and song. … Continue reading

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Will the Reverend Silvia please bow?

On Wednesday, May 13 I traveled to Tampa, Florida for the annual retreat of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  I was to be ordained a deacon on Friday, May 15th and was also to participate as an interpreter … Continue reading

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Dandelion beauty (on humbleness and simplicity)

A friend of mine is threatening to ‘clean up’ my back yard, which right now is covered in beautiful, sunlight-yellow, dandelion flowers. What to him is a dirty back yard, to me is a thing of beauty. Because he has … Continue reading

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