Category Archives: Human Rights

September Sunday Self-Reflection with Stephen

– The Colbert Report We know that Stephen Colbert is paid to make us laugh, and of course make money for himself and his employer. He does his job very well, by making us think while we’re laughing. Here, he … Continue reading

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Homage to the ‘Birdman’

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – St. Francis of Assisi As the change of seasons … Continue reading

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Uganda On My Mind

This past week there has been extensive coverage in some media outlets and familiar blogs of the proposed law in Uganda outlawing homosexuality. Outside of what has been reported, I don’t know much about this. My interest in the country … Continue reading

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Cleanup Followup

Boston – I’m at Logan Airport, waiting on my flight to Denver to begin boarding. Before I leave, I wanted to share the reply from Grand Junction City Attorney John Shaver to my e-mail inquiry from yesterday. Like most of … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Take a few minutes to read the declaration here. From an American perspective, this is pretty basic stuff. Things … Continue reading

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We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known. The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to His name, He forgets not His own. Adrianus Valerius, 1597 translated by Theodore … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings..Share Your Concern

Amid all of the things that occupy one’s thought processes during the course of a ‘normal’ day, there are moments where one is reminded of just how good we have it here, even in the face of the challenges that … Continue reading

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