July 1, 2007
ACT: Please consider donating to the Rebuilding Fund or the Kensington Families Fund.
August 6, 7:00PM @ Jimmy Carter Center
Jesus Radicals Conference
August 10-11, Dubuque, Iowa
Swords into Plowshares: Anarchism, Christianity and Principles of Peace
Martyrs of Alabama Pilgrimage
August 11, Hayneville, Alabama
Honoring Episcopalian seminarian Jonathan Daniels and others who died working for civil rights
Blacks make up 13% of the nation's illicit drug users.
Blacks make up 32% of those arrested for drug violations.
Blacks make up 53% of those incarcerated in state prisons for drug crimes.
(Something ain't right about that...)
As I think about the horrific things that were done to Chester Allan Poage, I cannot help but imagine how terrified he must have been as he was tortured to death.
As I think about Elijah Page's execution, I am saddened that the people of South Dakota respond to such brutality by continuing the violence and continuing the killing.
Though murder and execution are radically different, at the end of the day someone is killed by someone else. How do we teach our children which people are OK to kill and which people have enough value to live?
My faith informs me that all of us have enough value to live, no exceptions. Despite our actions, God's love for us never ceases, and our sacred worth never diminishes.