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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/16/19

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/16/19

This week we invite you to take three quick actions at your desk. We can make a difference and stay warm while doing it! Together let’s show up in support of our environment, living into our Biblical invitation to be shomrei adamah/guardians of the earth, and let us continue to say yes to expansive welcome and no to detention of any kind for children seeking to make the United States their home...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/3/19

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/3/19

As we enter 2019 we can manifest our social justice intentions at two important gatherings next week. Together let us create a coalition of the willing and say no to BOTH individual and governmental hate. Whether we live by the scripture found in Leviticus that requires, “Ve’ahavta l’reacha camocha” (And you will love your neighbor as yourself) or we harken to the 36 times Torah requires us...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/19/18

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/19/18

As many of us are preparing for time off with family and/or friends, street activism has slowed just a bit, but we have an opportunity for you to take action on an important environmental issue and a new save the date for a Legislative Forum that will focus on many issues of import to faith based activists. (So sorry to my Jewish friends and colleagues that this event will fall on Shabbat...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/12/18

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/12/18

As our colleagues and friends gear up for the 2019 Legislative Session in Salem opportunities abound to get educated and active. This week we focus on the Fair Shot for All coalition and give you a heads up about a January gathering for Lift Every Voice Oregon’s work on gun control. You also have the opportunity to help stop fracking a bit north of the border, in Longview Washington and the...

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Meditations for the Month of Elul

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018

Meditations for the Month of Elul

Elul begins this year on the heels of the most tumultuous political year I have ever experienced in almost 60 years of life. Our sitting president puts out an average of 6.4 lies a day. ICE and our immigration policies are not merely cruel, they are torturing children and are impeding our economy from functioning to boot. Hate incidents have skyrocketed. In Portland alone, hate incidents...

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