THE VIEW FROM THE CHAIR: Aliens, Green Cards and the Most Frightening Day of My Life

By Morgana RavenTree, Social Justice Committee Chair I’m starting a new feature on this blog “The View from the Chair” – observations about current issues seen through my personal experience. I’m an alien.  Growing up, I would tell everyone I was an alien from outer space.  My family immigrated to this country legally when I… Read More THE VIEW FROM THE CHAIR: Aliens, Green Cards and the Most Frightening Day of My Life

Biddy Mason: The Hidden History of Black Los Angeles

By Morgana RavenTree, COG-Social Justice Committee Chair Several times a month, I have business in the Reagan Building, the California State Office Building in downtown Los Angeles.  I usually park across the street and when I get off the elevator, I’m aware there’s a walkway behind it, though hardly anyone actually walks through there.  Today… Read More Biddy Mason: The Hidden History of Black Los Angeles

A Statement to the Global Interfaith Community on the Exclusionary Actions of the American Government

From: Dr. Larry Greenfield Executive Director The Parliament of the World’s Religions  To Our Friends in the Interfaith Movement Around the World: We who are your colleagues in the interfaith movement living in the United States pray that you will not forsake us because of what some of our political leaders are doing in our… Read More A Statement to the Global Interfaith Community on the Exclusionary Actions of the American Government

Kingdom Parade, AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue, and “March”

By Morgana RavenTree, Covenant of the Goddess Social Justice Committee – Chair This morning I participated in this year’s “Kingdom” parade, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Beginning at the intersection of Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, the parade proceeded along MLKJ Blvd. turning south on Crenshaw Blvd. I… Read More Kingdom Parade, AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue, and “March”