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The Upside Down, Welcome to Oakland

If you haven’t heard of the series, Stranger Things, you’re missing out but you can attend Oakland City Council meetings, no subscription required, and find yourself in another dimension – The Upside Down- in which one thing may mean its opposite but not always…..there often is no logical explanation for how our city plays fast and loose with their stated goals and even their lawful resolutions. 719 more words

Oakland City Council

Exercise your hands and feet instead of your mouth: Immigration Rights

Following up on my last blog entry, about keeping my mouth shut and not engaging in disputes on Facebook (“flinging poo into the void”), I want to make clear that I do think it is important to be engaged. 944 more words

Love One Another

Parable of the Immigrant Day Laborers

(Matthew 20:1-16)
After the Civil War, the U.S. government sent significant parts of the Army out West to put an end to the stubborn resistance of the Apache people and Comanche people, Ute and Navajo, Sioux, Yakima, Nez Perce. 1,657 more words

Sermons

Affirming the DACA doubters.

Although many people would like to find a way to help the so-called DACA population come in from the cold, many others say  that codifying President Obama’s executive order is simply legitimizing what amounts to an invasion. 365 more words

Op-ed

Op-ed: Looking past the repeal of DACA, the fight for the soul of our country starts at home

We stand with all immigrants and their families in Hawai‘i and across America.

The administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA… 603 more words

Zealous for What is Good and True and Fulfilling of Life

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive!”
“The glory of God is a human being fully alive!”
Those are the words of an early leader in the church, named Iraneaus. 1,327 more words

Sermons

ACLU of Hawaii statement on DACA repeal

The White House’s cruel decision to slam the door on dreamers today serves no purpose other than to upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who grew up in America and have no other place to call home. 121 more words