Day: May 11, 2011

Activist Pauli Murray’s home to be restored in her honor

She went on to graduate first in her class from Howard University’s law school, advised former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights and was ordained in 1976. She celebrated her first communion at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, where her grandmother had been baptized as a slave.

Needed: 3 cups of compassion

With a class action lawsuit filed against Greg Mortensen in early May following investigations by writer John Krakauer and 60 Minutes, what is needed now is three cups of compassion.

Navy halts move to allow same-sex unions

Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon decides to recognize openly gay military service later this year.

Created for a presence

If you feel no sense of God’s presence within you when you pray, why worry? There is no precise dividing-line between emptiness and fullness, any more than between doubt and faith, or fear and love.