READING! “My Paper.li” for Tuesday, July 28th

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m going to start each day’s “My Paper.li” post with a quote from Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s daily email that I receive from his Center For Action and Contemplation.

This allows me to start my day with inspiring wisdom and I hope that my quoting Fr. Richard here helps you in your day to day living as well.

Today’s email is entitled “Non-Violence: A Spiritual Superpower” and features the thinking and practice of Gandhi:

Gandhi thought that the force of nonviolence was more powerful than all nuclear weapons combined and that if we all practiced perfect active nonviolence, we could unleash a spiritual explosion more powerful than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

“I am certain that if we want to bring about peace in the world,” Gandhi told a group of visitors a few months before his death, “there is no other way except that of nonviolence.”

https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/6E1EEBC52722BF912540EF23F30FEDED/890529064C9A7BEA1726EA5DA1051479

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Here’s the excellent sources that I feature each day – The Week and the Five Things to Know Today

The Conversation

Good News Network site and the Daily “Good News in History”

Creighton U. Daily Reflections

National Catholic Reporter – Copy Desk Daily, July 28, 2020

And Tuesday brings Michael Sean Winters’ Links for 7/28/20

And James Hohmann in today’s episode of the Daily 202 Big Idea Podcast focuses on how the Pandemic is exposing the vast injustice in the U.S. housing situation. As people with wealth buy homes with the lowest interest rates ever, many renters are facing potential homelessness as the eviction ban is lifted soon.

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And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My Paper.li”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Tuesday July 28th

https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/ You can bookmark this link!

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Here’s some of the most important stories that you’ll find today in My Paper.li:

[COVER STORY] – Archbishop Lori: How church teaching can help explain why ‘Black Lives Matter’

In 100 days, the climate emergency may be even more serious. That’s why we’re launching this series

White Christian America Needs a Moral Awakening

Why sustainability is now the logical economic policy

What averting a tsunami of evictions and fostering a culture of life have in common

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Prayer for Our Community (by Fr. Richard)
O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us.

May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings.

Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory.

Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions.] . . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, amen.

Listen to Fr. Richard read the prayer.

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And I’m going to close each day’s post with a special photo from my collection which somehow speaks to this day.

Google Photos reminds me that this photo was taken three years ago today when I was in California visiting the stunning Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland:

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