Dear Christian,

You don’t know me, and I won’t pretend to know you, but we are at a critical juncture in our country and in our respective faiths and it’s important that we act and act quickly. On Friday, the Republican president signed an ethically, legally, and morally questionable executive order that restricted immigration from seven nations — none […]

Come talk to your Muslim neighbors

The CT Council for Interreligious Understanding(CCIU), Muslim Coalition of CT (MCCT),  and Hartford Seminary will host another in the series, “Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors.” Date: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31  Place: Congregation Beth Israel Address: 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford

Love thy neighbor

The Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and the office for ecumenical and interreligious affairs of the Archdiocese of Hartford are hosting a “Love Thy Neighbor and Act For All Americans at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. They keynote address will be given by Rev. Dr. Alvan N. Johnson Jr. […]

Give all adoptees all-access

Connecticut has a semi-open policy on giving adult adoptees access to their birth certificates — any one adopted after October 1983 has access, and anyone adopted beforehand does not. The date was arbitrary, and it needs to be abolished. I wrote this for Mother Courant.

Tomorrow, I do solemnly swear…

Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office as our 45th president. He will swear (or affirm) that he: “will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I, on the other hand, am skipping […]

Franklin Graham? We are prayin’ fer ye.

The president-elect has invited Franklin Graham, who has called Islam “wicked” and “evil.” He will be leading a prayer during Trump’s Inauguration Day. The Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has asked that Graham be dropped from the roster. Here are the other main religious leaders who will pray with Mr. Trump on Inauguration Day. I can see […]

I’ll carry you in my pocket.

My friend Candace went on Facebook to say that she was sad that she couldn’t make it to the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. Her health won’t allow it. I’ve heard from people myself, but Candace had a great idea: If you know someone who wants to march, but cannot, write their name on […]