Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Marchers gather in celebratin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday in Denver's City Park on Monday, Jan. 16. (Marrton Dormish)

    Need in the News / 1.17

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    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 January’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: THE GAMBIA — As exiles pondered a return to their country, the 22-year rule of President Yahya Jammeh came to an end this month, […]

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    Shadows & Dust / 1.17

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    In light of the social and political divisions that are becoming more and more apparent, if not more prominent, in the United States and in the ‘Western World,’ I’d like today to offer a prayer and a reminder. First, a prayer: “Lover of the poor, defender of the needy, sanctuary of the rejected: For those who suffer injustice […]

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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

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone, courtesy of the Denver (Colo.) City and County Building. (Marrton Dormish)
Dec
30

Need in the News / 12.16

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 December’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: THE GAMBIA — Dec. 1’s election results sent a decisive message that Gambians wanted an end to the 22-year rule of President Yahya Jammeh, […]

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A Salvation Army red kettle and bell ringer outside a Kroger supermarket in Ypsilanti, Michigan.(Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons)
Nov
30

Need in the News / 11.16

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 November’s most need-in-the-news-worthy stories: STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, NORTH DAKOTA — Nonviolent protests continued against the construction of an oil pipeline through Sioux reservation lands in North […]

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Commentary

Photo by Marrton Dormish
Dec
30

Shadows & Dust / 12.16

Happy New Year’s Eve’s Eve, everyone! Feel free to explore the following titles if you have any extra downtime this weekend. And may the Lord bless and keep you and yours in 2017: The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault — I’ve heard about Bourgeault’s […]

Photo by Marrton Dormish
Nov
30

Shadows & Dust / 11.16

Well the Cubs won the World Series, and it turned out the apocalypse has not, as far as I know, occurred. I’m not personally a Cubs fan, but as a lifelong sports fan, it seems as if the world has spun out of orbit a little bit. For my entire life, it simply wasn’t possible for […]

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