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A Prayer for Cheetahs and Other Nearly Extinct Animals "God of all creation, you created animals to roam the earth and fish to fill the seas. We pray for creatures on the verge of extinction, specifically that those responsible for poaching and pollutin…
A Lesson from Cesar Chavez on Vegetarianism On his blog Dharma Roundup, Victor M. Parachin (Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds, Swami Vivekananda: Essential Writings) salutes Cesar Chavez as not only a labor activist but also as an outspoken ac…
A Prayer for Slaves O Liberator God, we are ashamed of the persistence of slavery in our world. Help us to cherish our freedom and fight for the freedom of others. Fact: There are at least 27 million slaves in 161 c…
Stands Must Be Taken Teacher Wisdom "Stands must be taken. If I am to respect myself I have to search myself for what I believe is right and take a stand on what I find. Otherwise I have not gathered together what I …
40 Days until the Election by Diana Butler Bass I invite you to consider this election season to be like Lent, a time of prayer and practice. 1) Pray daily for some specific issue or candidate.
Prayers for Americans Living in Poverty September 14, 2011. Today's news included the U.S. Census Bureau report that 46.2 million Americans — 1 in 6 — are living in poverty. That is the highest number in the 52 years that the Census B…
The Oxford Word of 2019 The word of the year for 2019 is "Climate Emergency," according to Oxford Dictionaries. Last year, that honor went to "Toxic." Climate emergency is defined as "a situation in which urgent action …
A Prayer for Malala Yousafzai and Pakistani Girls On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban militants in the Swat Valley, who claimed she had become a "symbol of Western cul…
Each Day Is an Opportunity Teacher A life is made of days. Each day is an opportunity to say something honestly, to make something more beautiful, to create something precious, to give a gift only we can provide for the fa…
Moments of Happiness Mystic Wisdom It only takes a moment for God to enrich you. — Thomas Keating in Active Meditations for Contemplative Prayer