Showing Up and Sitting Down

Dr. Amy Moenke By Amy Moehnke On the afternoon of June 7, I found myself sitting on the ground.  I was at Huston- Tillotson University among a sea of mask-covered faces listening to the lineup of speakers at that day’s Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives.   I had…

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Austin Civil Rights Stories

Sponsored by Beloved Community. REGISTER HERE and Zoom will send you a link Sunday, July 12, 2:00 This documentary was filmed in 2017 by PBS/KLRU. It is a description of numerous civil rights stories caused by systemic racism in our city in the 20th Century. The struggle of our neighbors…

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Finding Wholeness in the Sabbath

By Joyce Palevitz I have been thinking a lot recently about what it means to observe the Sabbath. I’ve returned to some books that have guided me along the way in the past 10 years or so: Abraham Joshua Heschel’s “The Sabbath” provides grounding in Sabbath-keeping from a Jewish perspective.…

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Of Rocks, the Bible, and Other Sacred Things

By Ellen Jockusch The highlight of my summer, from when I was age 9 to 17, was spending a week at Camp Capers, the camp of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.  It’s hard to overstate how excited I was as it got closer to the date my parents would…

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