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Monthly News Bulletin
Volume 23, No. 9
September 2014

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Leo N. Egashira
Publications Committee Chair
DignityUSA Board of Directors 

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This month's highlights:

Work in the Vineyard by Lewis Speaks-Tanner

In the northeast, fall brings on colder weather. In other areas of the country, the weather may be kinder. It is time to get back to work, to focus on what we said can wait until fall. If someone asked us in June whether we could help out on a project, many of us may have said, "Could you get back to us in the fall?"  Read more


Psalms, Sex, and Shame by Daniel Holnes

Growing up, reading the book of Psalms was always a special treat for me. It was the only book in the Bible that made me blush. So many of the poems contemplate their speaker’s struggles with faith as manifested in carnal desire and action. I would read it and hide my face so no one could see it turning red, ashamed, in a way, of what it revealed in me: the same doubts, questions, and desires King David had in his heart.  Read more


Becoming Church and Eucharist Together By Sam Albano

In recent weeks, two stories from the gospels have captivated me. In the “Feeding of the Multitude,” Jesus’ disciples were confronted with hungry crowds, but had only two fish and five loaves of bread to offer them. ...  At the Last Supper, Jesus knelt down to wash the disciples’ feet and instructed them that they were now to do likewise. ... Reflecting on our recent young adult retreat, these two stories offer some insight into the meaning of this wonderful weekend.  Read more


Bullsh*t by Jim Smith

Now that we’ve got your attention, a bit of context. This was the word used by a former Dignity member in the comment section of a DignityUSA Facebook post featuring statistics with regard to  same-sex adoptive parents. The “BS” responder was very upset with the direction he sees Dignity moving. Why all this attention to issues of equality and justice? Why not return to the good old days of our “gay community”?  Read more

 

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