The Ordination Service for Chris Hedges, with Cornel West

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Hallelujah! Blessings to Chris and his family on his ordination. ~Lo

with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Oct 10, 2014

This video features the laying of the hands on Chris Hedges with Cornell West preaching about the many facets of Chris Hedges who he gives homage to.Then Chris who is now ordained returns to the pulpit to speak for the first time before the congregation and visitors The of the Ordination Services for Chris Hedges took place at the Second Presbyterian Church Elizabeth, NJ on October 5, 2014.

Chris has been a political activist and writer in many areas including working towards changing the US issue of mass incarceration and how it treats its prisoners. Chris currently teaches prisoners in prison where Cornel West and others have also volunteered their time. http://www.secpreseliz.org/ministries. Chris earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School many years ago.

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N. T. Wright: Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead?

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Originally posted April 23, 2011

on Mar 9, 2011

Dr. N. T. Wright speaks on the historical reliability of Jesus’ resurrection.

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Jesus of Nazareth (repost)

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Happy Easter!

Originally posted Oct 21, 2009

Jesus of Nazareth miniseries

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Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries co-written (with Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d’Amico) and directed by Franco Zeffirelli which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus largely according the Christian Bible’s New Testament Gospels. It was filmed in Tunisia, Morocco, and Mexico and was produced by Lew Grade and Vincenzo Labella on a budget of an estimated US$12 million to $18 million. Continue reading

Paul the Apostle (2000)

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Acts 5:38 Gamaliel: “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; 39 but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.”

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Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hijacking God? by Felicity Arbuthnot

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 13, 2014

There must be something in the water at No 10 Downing Street, currently inhabited by Prime Minister David Cameron.

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair’s Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to “his Maker.” Blair may have “spoken” – but, as ever, he clearly didn’t listen. Continue reading

Father John Dear: Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days on Apr 1, 2014

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2014 — “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace” kicked off the evening of Friday, March 21 with with welcome activities, including a rousing keynote from Catholic peace activist and author Rev. John Dear.

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Father John Dear: Cultivating Peace Within Us and Around Us (must-see)

Who would Jesus Bomb?

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talkingsticktv on Mar 27, 2014

Interview with Father John Dear author of “The Nonviolent Life”.

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Father John Dear: The Nonviolent Life

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

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“The Non-violent Life:

  1. Real non-violence to yourself.
  2. Practice non-violence to all human beings, and all creatures, and all of creation.
  3. Have one foot in the global grassroots movement of non-violence.”

— Father John Dear

talkingsticktv on Mar 22, 2014

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Noam Chomsky on Pope Francis’ Radicalism

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with Noam Chomsky

Robert Malin – Dec 5, 2013

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Note from Abel Collins: “I sat down to discuss a wide range of topics with the idol of my high school days, Noam Chomsky, in early October. This was before the release of Evangelii Gaudium, but after a lot of encouraging words about economic justice from Pope Francis. Chomsky’s eyes lit up when I asked him about his thoughts on the new Pope’s new direction for the Catholic Church.

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Thy Kingdom Come: The Christian Call to Social Action by Kevin Daugherty

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by Kevin Daugherty
mennonerds.com
February 14, 2014

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It is no surprise that activism is something that I am passionate about. Usually, I have expressed my activistic impulse by allying with socialist and communist parties and organizations, but recently this has started to change. For a long time, I thought of religion, politics, and economics as largely separate categories. Continue reading

Pope Francis Needs to Condemn US Warmongering by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
January 3, 2014

In his annual New Year’s address, Catholic Pope Francis sounded particularly vexed when he urged an end to wars and conflict.

“What on Earth is happening in the hearts of men? What on Earth is happening in the heart of humanity?” the pontiff decried to tens of thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square, Rome, earlier this week.

“It’s time to stop!” he added in anguished tone and urged the world to “listen to the cry for peace”.

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Christmas Dawn: The Shepherds Glorified God For All They Had Seen

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Merry Christmas!

by Don Schwager
www.dailyscripture.net
December 25, 2013

Verbum caro factum est

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Scripture: Luke 2:15-20 (alternate readings from: Matthew 1:1-25; Luke 2:1-14; John 1:1-5,9-14)

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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A New Identity: The Gospel of Matthew

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[Each part is 26 minutes long.]

Day of Discovery

“Listening to the voice of Matthew” (Chapters 1-4). Bringing to life the pages of the gospel of Matthew, host Michael Card guides us through the city of Capernaum and northern region of Israel, along the shorelines of the Sea of Galilee,
and finally to Jerusalem.

via A New Identity: The Gospel of Matthew, Part I

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Chris Hedges: Beware the Tea Party Dominionists

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with Chris Hedges

9-12 March in DC-4

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