This weekend alone we must face, yet again, a peculiarly American tragedy – 3 mass shootings in the USA. The shooting in El Paso, like so many others, appears to have been driven by bigotry and the hatred and fear that bigotry creates. It is tempting to turn away from this news because we are numb from all the other days we’ve woken up to similar news of mass shootings, of bombings, of all manner of violence in the USA, and around the world, carried out in the name of division, fear, and bias so deep it rots the bones.
CSLDallas is Radically Inclusive and we know how priceless this can be for people, especially in finding a spiritual home where they can fully embrace all areas and aspects of themselves. Eddie Bush share his touching journey of living in Dallas as a Gay Man and finding his spiritual home.
Centers for Spiritual Living’s open and affirming response to the United Methodist Church vote to exclude LGBTQIA Clergy and deny marriage to their LGBTQIA members.
As another horrific tragedy occurred in our country, we hold the Tree of Life Synagogue and all our Jewish brothers and sisters in love and light. We take a stand for Love – knowing that this stand and our Light ensures hate dissipates into the nothingness from which it came.
In light of the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment of women, we have a powerful opportunity to recognize the unacknowledged pain body in our collective space. This is the power of community – that we come together to feel and heal, to honor and recognize what no one will say – but so many in our community and our world feels. Today, we did that for the women in our community and all women.
This fall citizens across the United States will have the right and the responsibility to go the polls to elect federal, state and local officials and participate in the US democracy. The word election means choice.