Category Archives: Faith & Spirituality

An Open Letter to the Heartland: Let’s Protect the Sacred Together

A few weeks ago, a Gathering to Protect the Sacred from the Keystone XL Pipeline took place between Natives and non-Natives from across the continent on the Ihanktonwan (Yankton) homelands near Wagner, SD. Our friend Phyllis Cole-Dai from Fast for … Continue reading

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Does inequality hurt the rich too?

Rodney Gist, a retired Methodist pastor in Sioux Falls and longtime member of the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center, published a great piece in the Argus Leader this past weekend, on the relationship (or lack thereof) he’s observed between … Continue reading

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Keeping hope

There seem to be a lot of vigils in the news lately. There have been the vigils across the country (some right here in South Dakota) for the victims of Sandy Hook. There was a vigil in Sioux Falls recently … Continue reading

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Pierre holds vigil for Sandy Hook

Karl Kroger, the President of the SD Peace & Justice Center board, helped lead a candlelight vigil on the Capitol steps in Pierre yesterday to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. He has graciously provided photographs and … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me a Saint

If you don’t keep up with the blog at Waging Nonviolence, get over there now – they offer probably the best coverage of ongoing nonviolent resistance in the U.S. and across the world, with regular contributions from Nathan Schneider, George … Continue reading

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Does God Care Who Wins the Election?: A Letter to Progressive Christians

On the last Friday of every month, the church I attend hosts a salon. Based on the informal gatherings of Enlightenment-era France, our salons meet at the home of one of our congregants to eat, drink, be merry, and talk … Continue reading

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