Category Archives: Civil Rights

The eighth night of Hanukkah — tonight and 84 years ago

The eighth night of Hanukkah, 84 years ago: 84 years ago, hate, vitriol and racist lies were reaching a fever pitch, sweeping across the land of my ancestors. (http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/menorah-defies-nazi-flag/) We in the United States face unabashed fascism and shameless hate … Continue reading

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Bubbles

We live in bubbles. Surrounded by  people like us, most of us seldom encounter people who are significantly different. We have our interests, our jobs and our educations, and we tend to be around people with similar backgrounds. Of course … Continue reading

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Popes and Protestants

It says something about the state of Christianity in the United States when the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is heralded as liberal. My Facebook feed is filled with posts from all sorts … Continue reading

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Signs of the time

I noticed the signs a few months ago. My then 15 month-old daughter and I were shopping at Target, wandering through the toys. The signs told me which aisles had  “Girl” toys and which had “Boy” toys. I was taken … Continue reading

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Civil Rights activist Jonathan Daniels

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of white Civil Rights activist Jonathan Daniels. Faith on the Fringe has many international readers. For some, and for younger readers who may not understand the depths of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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