Love Wins

by Sharon Delgado Last night I wept. This morning I’m sick at heart. The community I love is divided like never before. Oh, but here come the quail, out from the blackberry bushes, dozens of them. When I sit out on the deck writing in the morning, they tolerate me if I move slowly. Even

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We are better than this? Are we? by Tracy Pepper

Tracy Pepper is founder and executive director of Color Me Human and a board member of Earth Justice Ministries. Her Other Voices piece, “We are better than this? Are we?”  was published in the Grass Valley Union on August 13, 2020.  It is past time to address racial issues in this County. I have heard

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EJM Letter about Reopening the Mine

Mr. Matt Kelley, Senior Planner Nevada County Planning Department RE: Idaho-Maryland Mine Proposal Dear Matt Kelley, Earth Justice Ministries is a local interfaith nonprofit dedicated to the work of peace, justice, and the restoration of the community of life. Our work is primarily local, but we think globally and address today’s interrelated issues from a

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Racism, Genocide, and Ecocide

by Dianna Suarez, founder of Friends of Bear River (FROBERI). Published June 26, 2020 in the Grass Valley Union. First they took the water. The indigenous people of California were prospering here because of the gentle climate and abundance of food. The first disturbance noticed was to the water, because it is essential to life.

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