Doing Justice

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

Doing Justice I came across the podcast Almost Heretical by accident (or, perhaps "accident") and listened to an episode featuring Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. I’m a fan of hers, and I’ve learned so much just following her on Twitter. After listening to Rab...

This Nonviolent Life: The Work

Posted on September 10th, 2019

Tuesday September 10, 2019 "We must therefore ask ourselves: How do we work with our thoughts and our beliefs in ways that nurture the dignity of all life? How do we ensure justice without fostering generations of harm and hate internally and external...

This Land is (Not) Your Land

Posted on July 30th, 2019

Last year I had the great pleasure of attending the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto. It will always stay with me as an amazing experience, a vibrant example of Interfaith and Interspiritual principles in action. During a number of events, spe...

The S Word, Revisited

Posted on July 17th, 2019

As the United States slides into another seemingly endless presidential election cycle, we are inundated with the use of the words "socialism" and "socialist" especially as we discuss our absolutely broken, disastrous healthcare system. For many folks...

Thoughts on War by Howard Zinn (z'l)

Posted on May 28th, 2019

Below is an email I received from the Network of Spiritual Progressives and Tikkun. Editor's note: It was a great honor to be able to publish some of Howard Zinn's reflections in Tikkun and for me to have his enthusiastic endorsement of my book The L...

Prescription for the Disillusioned

Posted on April 17th, 2019

by Rebecca del Rio Come new to this Day. Remove the rigid Overcoat of experience, The notion of knowing, The beliefs that cloud your vision. Leave behind the stories Of your life. Spit out the Sour taste of unmet expectation. Let the s...

A Web of Spirit

Posted on April 8th, 2019

I was walking my dogs outside, and the grey sky juxtaposed with the green and purple and blue and other bright colored flowers, buds, and shoots struck me. I am always struck by the darkening rain-anticipated sky and the brightness of spring. I feel en...

Your Nose is Cutoff

Posted on March 27th, 2019

Yet your face is not spited. The political and religious establishment in the United States is hellbent on opposing common sense, scientific actions to combat climate change. Climate change which, by an overwhelming consensus, the world’s leading scie...

Prayer For Humanity

Posted on March 25th, 2019

Oh God, Root and Source of all good, open us to your wisdom, compassion, mercy and intelligence. Help us to choose Truth over Lie, Help over Harm, Integrity over Greed. Make us desire to emulate You, the Infinitely Good. Amen. -Reverend Nathan DeMay

A Tale of Two Socialisms

Posted on March 18th, 2019

Or, How I learned to Sort of Embrace Taxation and Occasionally Stop Complaining Many people in North America live in subdivisions, carved out spaces in suburbia where houses are deposited quickly and cheaply on the landscape like eggs from a giant bir...

Rev. Nathan DeMay

Inspiration, rantings, and prayers from Rev. Nathan DeMay.