Tag: Social Justice

Opposing Views

Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories. We latch onto information that supports what we already believe. We ignore or deny information to the contrary. We ignore or deny opposing

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Justice

We all want justice. We want the person who wronged us to face consequences. We expect the law to protect us. When justice fails us, we are left wondering where is God. Recently, two different families I know and love

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Neighbors

On the heals of the inauguration and the women’s march, the tit-for-tat banter on social media continues. It has me asking, “Who is my neighbor?” I’m in the midst of teaching a course on diversity to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Dignity

Dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. My youngest son went on a went on a homelessness retreat last week. In addition to visiting a shelter and learning about homelessness, he walked a couple of

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Labor Day

Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September. It became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century

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Build a Bridge

It’s time for all of us to start to build bridges. Building a bridge is difficult and requires attention to a lot of details. There is no room for error. It needs lots of hands doing their part. This shot

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Least of These

Sometime I feel like the worlds problems are so big there is nothing I can do about them. Huger, poverty, homelessness, they break my heart, but what can I do for the least of these? The sheer number of people affected

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