Did you ever notice that those surrounding The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. included a good number of clergy, including Priests, Ministers and Rabbis?  I raise that  in response to those who say that clergy should never get involved in political action.  “They should stick to preaching and pastoral care” is what they say.  […]

FORGIVENESS: the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.


This past week Pope Francis met with victims of sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and begged forgiveness for the acts undertaken against them.   It was reported throughout the world, with various responses in the press.  Some hailed it as a key moment in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.  Others said it […]

MUFTI: wearing civilian clothes

obama casual

I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard someone say that “she went mufti.“  It’s not a mystery word.  I’ve always known that it meant that someone was “dressed down.”   But I’ve never taken the time to do any research to discover where the word comes from and what it really means […]