Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Working for environmental justice is not easy, especially when the message is not welcome. It can be even more daunting when faced with apathetic stares. This work can be discouraging, disheartening, and depressing. It leads to questions like, “Does it matter what I...
Innovation in the Manger

Innovation in the Manger

Sixty-three years ago, a woman whom others would consider only a maid changed her seat on a bus and therefore changed the world. Rosa Parks’ simple act not only began a process that redefined policy but also challenged the way we think of people and power. We are all...
Custodians of Beauty: Live to Till It

Custodians of Beauty: Live to Till It

I have a complex relationship with the Church. On the one hand, my identity and sense of meaning is deeply rooted in grace through my faith in God, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. The Church as the community of faith has been a cornerstone of belonging for me...
A Common Ground for Healing Communities

A Common Ground for Healing Communities

How we treat Earth is reflected in how we treat each other. And it’s pretty ugly these days. Mass shootings, hateful rhetoric, racial profiling, exclusionary tactics, and incivility have become our norm. How did we get to this point? How can we find our way through it...
Let The Worshippers Arise

Let The Worshippers Arise

Delivered by Floyd Thompkins on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at an interfaith vigil held in Tiburon’s Kol Shofar in response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. When you are born into a group of people who have been scapegoated and used...