Rev. Dr. Vincent Kolb, Pastor, Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, and President, Gamaliel affiliates Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN)   “Then God said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they…

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Dr. Stacy L. Spencer, Senior Pastor, New Direction Christian Church, Memphis, TN, and President, Gamaliel affiliate MICAH-Memphis   Don’t let self-interest cause you to choose the wrong Jesus.   “So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called…

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Rev. Marilyn Miller, Pastor, Reformation Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI, and President of Gamaliel’s affiliate MICAH-Milwaukee   I Can Breathe with Hope   As I battle my weariness, the word that keeps appearing before me is “hope.”  I can go on fighting the powers and principalities with hope as my mantle.  This hope does not come from…

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Fr. Rudolph (Rudy) Juarez, Pastor, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport, IA, and Member of the Gamaliel Board of Directors romanos/Romans 13, 8-10 “No tengan con nadie otra deuda que la del amor mutuo . . . . “  Todos tenemos deuda de una forma u otra: A Dios le debo el don de mi vida,…

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Rev. Susan Engh, author of Women’s Work: The Transformational Power of Faith-Based Community Organizing, and former consultant to the Gamaliel National Religious Leaders’ Caucus   Matthew 15:22-28 22[A] Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting [at Jesus], “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23But…

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Rabbi David B. Cohen, Spiritual Leader, Congregation Sinai, Fox Point, WI What’s the most important verse in the Bible? Rabbi Akiva answered: it’s from Leviticus, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Rabbi Ben Azzai countered with a verse from Genesis: “God created the very first humans in the divine image.” (Talmud, Kedoshim 4:2)  From this idea, all…

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The Daily Reflection on Our Journey Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, Senior Minister, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kansas City, MO The impulse to think of ourselves, or our communities, as special—as uniquely chosen, blessed, or superior – may be built into our human evolutionary heritage.  Whenever we seek meaning in our lives, our deaths, and…

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