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“Dear Mister Grinch, You’re a Mean one!”

Dear Mister Cruz, Mister Trump, Mister All Republican Governors (except Governor Herbert of Utah, he’s trying to do the right thing) who don’t want Syrian Refugees in their states, Mister One (so far) Democratic Governor who doesn’t want Syrian Refugees in his state, Mister All (but 2) Republican and 47 Democratic Congressional Representatives who voted […]

I Never Died Said He

November 19, 2015 will mark exactly 100 years since Joe Hill was killed by a Utah Firing squad. In remembrance many events are being planned across the United States, and in other countries as well, between now and the end of the year to celebrate Hill’s life and work.  Many of these events can be […]

Brave!

While everyone has been talking today about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold “federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces”, and the soon to be decision on Marriage Equality, an equally important decision was made in a courtroom […]

Stand By Me

Rest in Peace Ben E King. “This song says no matter who you are, no matter where you go in your life, at some point you’re going to need somebody to stand by you” – Street performer Roger Ridley John Lennon Playing for Change Tracy Chapman Muppets!

Pete Seeger Memorial Concert

A series of Pete Seeger memorial concerts called “Seeger Fest” were held from July 17 to July 21st 2014.  One of those concerts held on Sunday, July 20th at the Lincoln Center in New York City was broadcast over the internet.  The performers included a who’s who of folk singers as well as family and […]

Book Review: Community of Christ Sings!

The Community of Christ has published a new hymnal titled “Community of Christ Sings.”  The Community of Christ is known by many as a Church that has Peace and Social Justice as a major part of their world mission.   Section 163 of the Doctrine and Covenants of the Community Christ, issued on March 29, 2007 […]

Daily Video: A Place At the Table #hymnsofsocialjustice

The Jesus Christ that I read about in the scriptures always taught a doctrine of inclusion.  Here are some of the things that He said or that were said about Him: Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. – Matt 19:14 Thou shalt […]

Once in Royal Jethro’s City.

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“Asking peace of all the world And good will to man”

Calling the song that is the subject of this post a “Hymn of Social Justice” may be stretching definitions a wee bit, but in the Spirit of Christmas I am going to stretch.   One of my family’s favorite traditions for celebrating the Advent  season is to share our favorite Christmas stories each night from December […]

“Look in their eyes ma, You’ll see me” #hymnsofsocialjustice

Bruce Springsteen is teaming up with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to release a new album called “High Hopes,” it will be out in January of 2014. The new album will include some classic rock and roll numbers and covers of some of Springsteen’s previously recorded songs with he and Morello performing them […]