Tag Archives: 21st Century Abolitionist

In Search of Refuge

Tweet Over the past several years, the 10-man crew of the main Greek coast guard boat has had the depressing job of patrolling the front lines of the largest mass migration into Europe since World War II. At first they would find a single boat, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Protest Injustice? Us?

Tweet Okay, let’s step back and reassess.  We have heard way too much divisive talk about deporting and building walls and keeping people in their place and baskets of deplorables.   Part of our problem in this country is that all … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Of Prejudice and Civil Liberties

Tweet Okay, forgive me if I’m a bit slow, but I’m confused. (Not unusual in this crazy election year.) I was just reading about the FBI’s supposed “stings” in an effort to weed out potential homegrown terroritsts.  That was just … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Great Migration

Tweet Most of us have never seen real, true war.  Almost none of us has seen one like the horror that is destroying Syria.  It is indeed most comfortable for us to close our eyes and leave the whole mess far away.  We sort of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

On Slavery, 2 Views

Tweet Michelle Obama: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters–two beautiful, intelligent, black young women–playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” Bill O’Reilly:  “The slaves who built … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Girl From Syria

Tweet Eight years ago I was on my way to Cairo, Egypt, to observe a program developed by a Christian Egyptian physician who recognized a dire need for boys to learn to respect girls and for girls to learn to respect themselves. It is a culture … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Writing the Future

Tweet Some years ago I wrote a script for the TV show The Equalizer about a group of skinhead neo-Nazis and a disenchanted Jewish teenager they used to “give Jews what they deserve.” The story editor liked the script, but suggested that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Sudan’s Unhappy Birthday

Tweet Gunfire has quieted in South Sudan, but the terror is far from over. Once again, the dead lie in the streets. Once again, terror grips the city as food and water runs short and looters strike. Once again, starving people … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Birthday Gift for South Sudan

Tweet July 9 will be the country of South Sudan’s 5-year birthday. I remember that day so well. Just a year earlier, I had been at a huge refugee camp outside of Khartoum, and gaining their independence was on everyone’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s a Socially Active Student to Do?

Tweet What’s a socially active college student to do? It is a dilemma.  At least according to the more than 1,300 students at Oberlin College, Ohio, who signed a petition asking administrators to abolish midterms, and do away with all grades below C. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments