Bella English of The Boston Globe has written a lovely story about a camp for transgender children.
Day: September 3, 2012
My second piece of advice is for people who believe there may be a capability issue with their vicar. For this to go anywhere formally, it should normally relate to what incumbents are actually there to do. A hymn writing, guitar playing or beekeeping fail is bad news. But it’s unlikely to support capability proceedings.
Labor Day seems a good time to remind ourselves how many lives were lost in the fight for safe work places, reasonable working hours and collective bargaining rights. People who now have streets named after them were beaten bloody, and survived assassination attempts.
The reason I recoil at Tutu’s decision is that it smacks too much of the sort of thinking that he has, in other contexts, done so much to dismantle – the idea that it is the purpose of morality to make one feel better about oneself, to feel that one is on the right side, that one is with the angels. But morality is not about having clean hands.
The people of Israel began as a labor movement. Their Egyptian overlords instituted a policy of increased productivity — gather your own straw and meet the same output quotas. Having no union and no standing to negotiate with management, they cried out to God. God answered their complaints, and sent Moses to be their representative in some collective bargaining