Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Flags and athletes galore at the Rio Olympic games. (By Agência Brasil Fotografias (Terminam os Jogos Olímpicos Rio 2016, via Wikimedia Commons)

    Need in the News / 8.16

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    At the end of every month, I summarize local, national and international “stories of need” from news sites, blogs, press releases and editorials. The following are some of August’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — Thousands have been forced to flee their villages as sectarian violence continued. NAURU Island — Prisoners held in shocking […]

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  • Photo by Marrton Dormish

    Shadows & Dust / 8.16

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    School’s back in session and so am I, reading up a storm, while also falling asleep to Susan Howatch’s Glamorous Powers in the evenings. Doesn’t get any better than that! If you’re looking for a stimulating read, check out these titles: Diary of a City Priest by John P. McNamee — An honest memoir from […]

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  • Taken on a bridge in Hungary. What will our response be to the needs of others? (Brian Stumpe)

    Latest Stories of Need

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    My Twitter feed shares links from local, national and international news sites, press releases, and blogs that highlight stories of need. To view my most recent tweets, check out the “Latest News” widget in the right-hand sidebar. Click on the link at the end of a “tweet” or “retweet” that interests you, and your web browser will direct […]

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News & Profiles

Rally attendees fill Justin Herman Plaza at a San Francisco rally against police violence. (Pax Ahimsa Gethen via Wikimedia Commons)
Jul
31

Need in the News / 7.16

At the end of every month, I summarize local, national and international “stories of need” from news sites, blogs, press releases and editorials. The following are some of July’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: GAZA, PALESTINE — Reconciliation between Israel and Turkey led to 11,000 tons of supplies reaching Ashdod in the Gaza Strip. IRAQ — A suicide bombing in […]

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This is what it looks like to get evicted. (Marrton Dormish, taken this month in Broomfield, Colo.)
Jun
30

Need in the News / 6.16

At the end of every month, I summarize local, national and international “stories of need” from news sites, blogs, press releases and editorials. The following are some of June’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: THAILAND — According to the World Health Organization, Thailand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to completely eliminate mother-to-child transmission […]

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Commentary

Photo by Marrton Dormish
Jul
31

Shadows & Dust / 7.16

Is it really be August already? Just finished my first “intensive” session as part of the 15-month Spiritual Direction Formation program through Denver’s Center for Spirituality at Work (CFSAW). Loved it! I definitely have a lot to think about and practice over the next year. In the meantime, here are a few resources I’ve been looking at lately: Connectography: Mapping […]

Photo by Marrton Dormish
Jun
30

Shadows & Dust / 6.16

My summer began with two “pilgrimages” of sorts: one to Camp Amache and one to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Southeastern Colorado. Now I’m preparaing for a new spiritual direction training program that will beginning next month. In the meantime, check out these titles: Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera […]

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