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Weekly Reflection: Preemptive Nonviolence

Since the horrific assassination attempt against former President Trump that killed one man and wounded two others, politicians and the media call for us to dial back the heated rhetoric that has characterized our political environment for nearly a decade. It seems...

Weekly Reflection: Civil Rights and Backlash

This month is the 60th anniversary of one of the most famous and important civil rights legistlation in our nation's history. On July 2, 1964 the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Johnson. It prohibited racial discrimination in a variety of...

Weekly Reflection: The Fight for Freedom 1776 and 1964

Our best known and celebrated national holiday is The Fourth of July. On this date each summer, we commemorate the commitment and courage of those who issued The Declaration of Independence in 1776. In declaring independence from Great Britain and the establishment of...

Weekly Reflection: The “Grandmother of Juneteenth” Comes Home

Last week our nation observed Juneteenth. It became our most recent national holiday in 2021. By now most people know the basic story behind the holiday. On June 19th, 1865 enslaved people in Texas finally received word that the Civil War was over and they were free....

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