Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 22

Reflection He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him Matthew 4:12 -23 For the Apostles this was a powerful moment. It changed their lives forever. They heard the invitation. They recognized it. They went. The gospel doesn’t tell us that they  had a discernment…

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January 21

Reflection Today thousands of women will convene in Washington, DC to march in support of equality and to promote civil rights for every person. More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries. The issues represented are varied. Women have marched before from the Suffrage Movement to the marches for…

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January 20

Inauguration Day Reflection “So let us begin anew–remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Let both sides unite…

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January 19

Reflection “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.”Fear” in the sense of awe, reverence, respect and acknowledgement that God is God and creation requires that we live in harmony. Wisdom is not merely how to live, but how to live together.  What is the wisdom that should be reflected in the lives of a Christian people? Certainly…

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One Hundred Days Calendar

One Hundred Days Calendar

100 Days Calendar Each day in this prayer calendar highlights an intention for unity and reconciliation, and for justice, peace and care of creation. DOWNLOAD NOW This calendar of daily prayers is for the 100 days following Inauguration Day, January 20. Each day highlights an intention for unity and reconciliation, support for people who may be vulnerable to policy changes,…

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Learning Connection Women Join MTRNY

Learning Connection Students Join with Make the Road New York Women from The Learning Connection traveled to Washington on January 14 to speak out for immigrants with Make the Road NY. Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Their…

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January 18

  Reflection The Beatitudes provide a new vision. Those who are truly blessed are not the emperors, the priests or the wealthy. Rather, they are the common people, those whom earthly success has largely passed by, the poor, the meek, the persecuted, and the peacemakers. As long as ordinary people stand for what is right and do not retreat before…

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January 17

Freedom of Religion Day Reflection Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment to the Constitution Yesterday, January 16, was National…

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January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr Reflection Martin Luther King, Jr had a vision that extended beyond injustice and oppression to dignity and unity. He had the courage to speak of compassion in the face of hate, to preach love in a time of fear, and to call for reconciliation and peace in a time of war. His message was discomforting and…

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