That a Greater Creative Tension Might Emerge: A Reflection on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Grace Initiative Global and The Episcopal Church in Vermont hosted “The Burlington Forum on Coexistence” at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Burlington, Vermont, on Friday, December 7, 2018. The purpose of the event was to promote dignity, respect and... Continue Reading →


Where Do We Go from Here? Season 1

By Maurice L. Harris You are invited to view the Where Do We Go from Here? video series, which can be accessed online here: Where do we go from here? I sat down to write this introduction to Season 1 of Where Do We Go from Here? just after reading the news that NLF owners... Continue Reading →

Strategic Civil Resistance as a Lenten Discipline

Fifteen years ago, I was an officer at a conservative, Midwestern bank. At that time, the company was refusing to provide benefits for same-gender domestic partners. In response, a couple of us implemented a strategy of civil resistance. We started an employee movement that grew in number, as well as influence, until executive management finally... Continue Reading →

When Walls Are Not Okay

I’m building a wall / a fine wall / not so much to keep you out / more to keep me in (Tenant & Lowe, 2009) How do walls protect us? How might they weaken us? Those are the questions I’ve been pondering this week amid President Trump’s temporary ban on refugee resettlement in the... Continue Reading →

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