Category Archives: Public Life

The Arts of Peace: Some Working Thoughts

My wife Sylvia and I are co-chairing the tenth, indeed capstone, Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference, which will be held on November 21-24, 2019. The Conference will lift up and reflect on the role of the arts in peacemaking that … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin, In Fearful Times

We will not let our fear             beget the fear             that frozen into bullets             separates us from the love             that frees us from such fear,             that we forgetting all the faithful             who have gone before … Continue reading

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Interfaith Peace Conference 2018: Some Reflections

Last weekend we took part in the ninth Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference. The political convulsions of the last few years led to the theme of “Meeting the Other — Can We Talk?” Keynote speakers drawing on traditions in Judaism, … Continue reading

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The Dramas of Life

I recently flew over the snow-covered mid-west to Moorhead, Minnesota, across the Red River from Fargo, North Dakota, to celebrate my daughter Elaine’s birthday. (Yes, she is a Valentine!) My son-in-law Steve, who is a lawyer in Moorhead, asked me … Continue reading

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