No Safe Way to Protest

The Reverend David Nui, pastor Nevada City United Methodist Church (Regarding whether we should hold a demonstration for racial justice after violent white supremacists attacked a previous one.) This is a challenging time and we cannot allow the injustices and the violence to dominate our lives and our community. Fear is what the counter-peace protestors

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An open letter to our Christian clergy

Becky Gillespie: An open letter to our Christian clergy The times we live in echo the words of God speaking to prophet Isaiah, “Whom shall I send?” People are crying out for racial justice in our country, and Christian clergy are standing on the sidelines. Nevada County may not have the diversity present in other

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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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