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Seeking Justice

Graduation and Sending Forth

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. — Edward Everett Hale United Methodist Seminar Program offers experiential exercises encouraging participants... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on June 06, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

Caring for All of God’s Creation

"…All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Men and women did not weave the web of life; they are merely strands in it. Whatever one does to the web, one does to oneself." ... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 15, 2013

Everyone can be great! Everyone can be an agent of change!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on March 07, 2013

Forgiveness & Reconciliation

“Some truths have to be really pounded into the national psyche. And one of them is that history counts." Roger Wilkins This year with Ash Wednesday in February, we have the opportunity to consider how Black History Month and the Lenten season are related to each other. As we... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on February 15, 2013

New Year: New Consciousness, New Ways of Being

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12: 1-2 As we begin a New Year, we are mindful of the promises and possibilities... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on January 11, 2013

Advent: Christian Call to Hospitality

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 I just returned from a UM gathering in Chugiak, Alaska. The temperatures were colder than I have ever experienced. Having grown up in the southern part of the United States, I... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on December 03, 2012

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

Tools for Social Justice: Backpack for Lifelong Learning

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 Conjuction, junction, what’s your function? Do you remember that song from Schoolhouse Rock? I listened to it during Saturday morning cartoons when I was a... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on August 01, 2012

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