Car rally urges release of persons detained by ICE

Car rally urges release of persons detained by ICE From The Grass Valley Union, April 15, 2020 Submitted by Sharon Delgado Eight people from Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Camptonville participated in a “social distancing” car rally Tuesday at Yuba County Jail. Over 40 cars circled the jail, sometimes chanting or honking their horns, demanding

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Poverty Amid Pandemic: The Moral Response to Covid 19

The Rev. Dr. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign   The video of this speech by Rev. Dr. Barber’s starts about 8 minutes into the video below, but the whole video is well worth watching. We’re in a moment where hope for our many holy traditions will return to where they began in the

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The Wood is Dry

Sharon Delgado “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children…  For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Luke 23:31 This morning the tears finally came. Friends, the wood is dry.  People are getting sick and dying from the

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Lent and Covid 19

  This Lenten season is unlike any other I have lived through, with the threat of serious illness and death all around, businesses shuttered, people losing their jobs, the stock market crashing, social isolation, and responsibilities that people don’t know how they can meet. So many of us are staying home in order to “flatten

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