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Sunday June 23rd 2024

Posts Tagged ‘ISAIAH’

Keep The Door Open

By Peter Molenaar In consequence to May”'s column “Mind and Body Unite”, I did catch some flak from the comrades. Hey, can”'t a lonely atheist do a little outreach? Well you, Peter, by opening the door to agnosticism have, at the very least, looked upon a “slippery slope”. Decide, please. All right then, I shall open the door even further. Yes, my motive here is part political inasmuch as I work with a coalition which includes ISAIAH. ISAIAH is itself a coalition of more than 100 Christian congregations, including from this neighborhood, and throughout Minnesota. Their mission is pro-labor, pro-peace, and anti-racist. In one instance I was actually the only non-Christian in a room full of ISAIAH folks. Trust me, they were rational and collaborative, and in many ways strikingly normal people. Some time later, while serving as a bus captain en route to a downtown protest rally, I noted the collared pastor among us. A denunciation of the [...]

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