May words

Ascension Day – 4oth Day of Easter

Ascension Ascending Who went where? Where is the place or space or experience to which they went? Why up? Above the clouds? Beyond the Horsehead Nebula? Into the void? What words, what concepts do we use to talk about this mysterious event? Or is it a non-event? It comes around every year, 40 days after […]

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Endangered Species Day, 17 May

Endangered Species and Christian Faith When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard God’s creatures from irreparable harm from the dangers they face today. […]

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8 May – Julian of Norwich

May 8, Anglican churches celebrate the Feast of Dame Julian of Norwich. Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416), mystic and author of The Revelations of Divine Love, is considered the first woman to write a book (that has survived) in English.  Revelations of Divine Love arises from a series of sixteen visions she received on the 8th […]

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Nakba (Catastrophe), Palestine 15 May

Nakba Day (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba), the Day of the Catastrophe, commemorates the displacement of Palestinians that preceded and followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.  An estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled, and hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed. The key is a symbol of the Nakba, the […]

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Pluralism Sunday, first Sunday of May

An initiative of the Progressive Christianity movement: Join communities around the world celebrating religious diversity on the first Sunday of May (or the date of your choice). Pluralism isn’t just diversity; it’s something we create out of this diversity. The first Sunday of May is the day that many progressive Christian congregations observe as Pluralism […]

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Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday of May)

There are all types of mothers. There are people who are not biological mothers who provide nurture and love. What words do we use to describe mothers and those who mother? What words to describe our relationships with our mothers? The other side of Mother’s Day — a day to work for peace: Newest ‘Mother’s […]

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