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Archive for the ‘Politics & Politicians’ Category

Jul
2011
18
Nelson Mandela's birthday wish

Nelson Mandela’s birthday wish

Inspire change, and celebrate the Nobel Prize winner’s 93rd, by doing 67  minutes of good deeds today BY PAUL KAIHLA — July 18 is South Africa’s annual Good Samaritan’s day. This year, Nelson Mandela turned 93. And the tradition here is to donate 67 minutes to helping others in honor of the former freedom fighter’s ...
May
2011
27
Haiti up-close and personal

Haiti up-close and personal

Haiti advocate Sean Penn will send Charlie Sheen to help raise spirits; We sent an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist BY DAVID RICKEY – Haiti is a fascinating place in its own right, but for me it serves as a kind of microcosm of issues that are evolving around the planet. I just returned from my ...
Mar
2011
1
Finding hope and direction in chaos

Finding hope and direction in chaos

Once we spot divine presence it might look something like a sheepdog, bumping, guiding and protecting us as we stumble through life. BY DAVID RICKEY — Back in 1963, Bob Dylan wrote “The Times They Are A Changin’,” and they were. The 60s were a time of chaos for those holding onto the old ways, ...
Feb
2011
3
EGYPT: When political revolution represents a cosmic evolution

EGYPT: When political revolution represents a cosmic evolution

Karmic consequences of Egypt and the West BY DAVID RICKEY — Americans play a role in the political crisis in Egypt. Politically, we find ourselves wanting to support the emerging democracy, but fearing what the loss of Mubarak would mean for our own security. This is a perfect example of how Karma plays out in ...
Jan
2011
13
We aren't birthers, but we're just asking: what do you know about President Obama's spiritual life?

We aren’t birthers, but we’re just asking: what do you know about President Obama’s spiritual life?

SPIRITUAL IQ QUIZ — Barack Obama may be the personification of the phrase, and the meme of this site, “spiritual but not religious.” He’s an erratic church-goer, yet he inspires more faith than a spiritual leader. Yes, we adore him. But others fear him. Political operatives take religious shots at him — Fox News Chairman ...
Dec
2010
30
Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Isabelle Caro passes, all is not as it seems with Hugh Heffner’s lasses, our leaders call us a ‘nation of wussies.’ Take down the tree. Clear up the dishes. Toss out the empty bottles. The holidays are over. There’s a lot of spiritual pain in the world. So if you’re feeling lost in life’s desolation ...
Dec
2010
26
Spiritual Surf: Barack Obama goes to church

Spiritual Surf: Barack Obama goes to church

President seen in pews. Armed man freaks out on holiday. Do you believe in global warming? Associated Press spots Barack Obama — the poster guy for ‘spiritual, but not religious,’ — in church. Spiritual pain: UK Daily Mail tells tale of man with sword, guns killed after Christmas day shootout in Mormon temple. Is global warming ...
Nov
2010
29
Spiritual Surf: Prince Andrew, Leslie Nielsen, unemployment extension

Spiritual Surf: Prince Andrew, Leslie Nielsen, unemployment extension

Leaked cables betray royal ranter; actor Leslie Nielsen passes on; and unemployment extensions are in play in Washington D.C. Prince Andrew mouths off: this dude could (very theoretically) be the titular head of the Church of England? Leslie Nielson is gone, but not forgotten: watch the ultimate straight-man’s best lines. Unemployment...
Nov
2010
16
Why Sarah Palin is more spiritually powerful than Barack Obama

Why Sarah Palin is more spiritually powerful than Barack Obama

The president prevaricates. He ponders. He delegates. Palin does none of those things...
Nov
2010
6

“Rule the hearts of thy servants and the President of the United States”

On this First Day of Advent, The Great Litany has a new ring under an Obama presidency That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, the President of the United States, and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth. ...