Category Archives: American Politics

A Prayer for Today, from a Hundred Years Ago

O God of earth and altar,Bow down and hear our cry,Our earthly rulers falter,Our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us,The swords of scorn divide,Take not your thunder from us,but take away our pride! From all that … Continue reading

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The Color of Compromise

I just finished reading Jemar Tisby’s book, The Color of Compromise. I first heard about this book last summer. The Staff at Estes Park Leadership Training worked through the material week-by-week as a group. And the book seemed to prompt so many … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Refugee

I just finished reading Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee. It was published around this time last year, and it’s been on my list for even longer than that. The subject matter — refugee resettlement in Europe and North America — is … Continue reading

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