Rev. Joan Crawford
Aug 11, 2022

In Solidarity – Anti-Racism Retreat • Why is there such misunderstanding and mistrust between black & white folks in this country? • Didn’t the election of President Obama prove that racism is no longer a significant problem? • Is racism really the issue? Isn’t it more of an economic issue? • What can I as an individual do to promote racial justice? • What if I say and do the wrong thing? • Do I have white privilege? Working in Solidarity with ... Continue reading...

black history month
Feb 23, 2022

This is last post in our series for Black History Month. We hope that you've enjoyed the poetry that was shared and possibly learned about a new poet along the way. May we all continue to share the amazing history and gifted words of black writers, not just during Black History Month, but throughout the year. Let's take a few quiet moments to pray for an open spirit as we strive to respect and bring ... Continue reading...

Maya Angelou poems
Feb 9, 2022

Today we continue our Black History Month poetry series with inspiring pieces from the beloved Maya Angelou. She was not only an incredibly gifted writer, but a civil rights activist too. "Equality" was written in 1990, yet that the dream of equality is still yet to be fully achieved. The 2nd poem we're highlighting was written in 1995, entitled "Touched by An Angel" and focuses on something that can make her vision of equality possible, ... Continue reading...

Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 16, 2022

Tomorrow, we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. and the incredible contributions that he made to racial justice, peace and spirituality. Many of the popular quotes that share his wisdom and passion will be shared across all forms of media tomorrow, but it is more rare that we see or hear his beautiful prayers, so we selected this particularly inspiring one. Will you take a few quiet moments to pray with us? Thou Eternal God, out of ... Continue reading...

Jan 17, 2021

Tomorrow, we celebrate the birthday of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. He would have been 92 tomorrow. Surely, Dr. King would be disheartened by the racial injustice that we've seen throughout the last year. Sadly, many of these sentiments from over sixty years ago still ring true today. How can we make a change and honor his great legacy? His wife, Corretta Scott King has offered this advice: "The greatest birthday gift my husband ... Continue reading...

Breath prayer
Jul 16, 2020

Susan Boruff writes today's reflection and Kathy Anderson follows with a meditation video. Susan and Kathy frequently present retreats at our Center and we look forward to welcoming them back sometime soon. Let's take a few moments to quietly reflect on their thoughts. Let Us Breathe, Let Us Pray By: Susan Boruff And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 My nurse daughter Katherine, who lives in Washington DC, has been working ... Continue reading...

Jun 23, 2020

God of justice, In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate ... Continue reading...

Jun 2, 2020

Today's prayer has been shared by Sr. Mary Shimo. She is a Sister of Bon Secours and serves as the Archivist and also on the US leadership team. We stand with Sr. Mary, in solidarity for racial justice. Please take a moment to pray with us... Sr. Mary says, "This is a prayer that can call us to action, but also to look inside to see where prejudice sits." A Prayer for Racial Justice Peace I leave ... Continue reading...