Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • Rally attendees fill Justin Herman Plaza at a San Francisco rally against police violence. (Pax Ahimsa Gethen via Wikimedia Commons)

    Need in the News / 7.16

    Sunday, July 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 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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    Shadows & Dust / 7.16

    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    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 […]

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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

    Monday, July 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

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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Camp Amache, located outside tiny Granada, Colo., was a "relocation" camp for Japanese-Americans that operated from 1942-1945 during World War II. (Marrton Dormish)
May
31

Need in the News / 5.16

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 May’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: THE REFUGEE CRISIS — Whose job is it to welcome refugees, including unaccompanied children seeking asylum? (For more on this question, check out the upcoming book […]

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Commentary

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 […]

Photo by Marrton Dormish
May
31

Shadows & Dust / 5.16

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining 40 or so other participants on a “pilgrimage” to Camp Amache in Southeastern Colorado. I’m so glad I went and am grateful for the friends I made during our experience. This weekend, I’m leading a small group of folks on another “pilgrimage” to Sand Creek, which […]

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