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Signs of the Times  •  9 May 2019 •  No.193

Processional. Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers with Pete Seeger, at the Newport Folk Festival, 1964. May 3 was the 100th anniversary of Seeger’s birth.

Invocation. Bread baking, kitchen-dwelling, breast-feeding God, / We return to your lap and to your table / because we are hungry and thirsty. / Fill us again / with the bread that satisfies, / with milk that nourishes. / Drench parched throats with wet wonder; / feed us ‘til we want no more.” —continue reading “Bread baking God Read more ›

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Signs of the Times  •  30 April 2019 •  No. 192

Processional. “Lord I’m free, free, free, Lord I’m free.” —Melanie DeMore, “Free, Free, Free

Invocation. “We seek justice in the world, we fight for the flourishing of each and all, not just because we suffer with others, but because we sense the luminosity and love the loveliness.” —Mayra Rivera Read more ›

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Signs of the Times  •  19 April 2019 •  No. 191

Processional. “Lamb of God / with love poured out / you suffer with the world.” —The Many, “Lamb of God

Above: Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan.

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Signs of the Times  •  11 April 2019 •  No. 190

Processional.The Soundmaker,” electrifying acoustic guitar performance by Rodrigo y Gabriela. (Thanks Tom.)

Above: Sunset on Sugar Ridge Road, Ennis, TX in bluebonnet season. (Getty Images)

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Signs of the Times  •  28 March 2019 •  No. 189

Processional. A New Zealand haka, performed by students from various schools, paying tribute to two of their peers who died in the Christchurch shooting.

         “The haka is a ceremonial dance or challenge in Māori culture [of indigenous people in Aotearoa /New Zealand]. Often thought of as a war dance, haka are performed as a show of unity and strength, to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals.” (Thanks Cynthia.) For more see “Christchurch shootings: How Maori haka unify New Zealand in mourning,” BBC News

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