Posts by Anna DeWeese

A Lament for Justice

I have seen a lot of responses to the recent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Many of the responses have expressed outrage, sadness, and a host of other emotions and opinions about this unfortunate story. I have also seen many people make statements of being unsurprised by the outcome, and this bothers me, immensely. […]

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Why, God? Grasping for Control, Praying for Grace

A man armed with guns walked into an elementary school and killed many people, most of whom were children. My hands shake even just typing such words. The news reports are still being updated, and the social media world is alive with commentary. I picked up my copy of the New York Times yesterday and […]

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Lent – A Season of Mindfulness

Lent is an opportunity to walk mindfully through the wilderness, in order to be more attentive and intentional to our selves and to one another.

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Apologies, Not Apologetics

Something keeps creeping up in my mind, almost as a mantra, as I hear and see and experience much of our world’s news. From within the OccupyWallStreet movement and other protests national and global, to the new normal of political rhetoric, the Penn State abuse case, and much more. A recent piece by Dylan Ratigan […]

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Fear, Blame & Solidarity: What Does Democracy Look Like?

#OccupyWallStreet is a serious movement. I spent some time among the people at Zuccotti Park recently, and it is truly an inspiring thing to witness and be a part of. There is a great amount of organization, mostly to ensure that the people choosing to live there are taken care of and that their safety […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? Seeking Justice…

The news this week, like many recent weeks, has been full of stories of injustice, violence, misunderstanding, pain. As an American, there are plenty of stories within our national framework to choose from. I am also acutely aware of suffering taking place all over the world, of which my privileged status comes to light in […]

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Where I Was, Where I May Be

I live in New York City. As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Sunday, the entire city is preparing to mark this occasion is numerous and various ways, and a lot of reflection is taking place. Part of me, however, feels a bit strange being here. Almost like an outside or a tourist who […]

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Speaking on Freedoms

I’m angry. On my way to work this morning, a small sidebar in the daily paper I read caught my attention. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church who were appealing a case against them for protesting at funerals (military funerals in particular, but others as well) on the […]

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My Radical Valentine

It has been many weeks between posts for me, but this is not for a lack of topics. So much has taken place just in the few weeks we have called 2011, many such events life-changing for millions of people. I have been filled with want of so many things to say, but then something […]

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I Am Not the Same Christian Today That I Was Yesterday

Recently, I had a discussion on Hegelian metaphysics with a group of 6th graders. I was surprised, as were they, to be describing our conversation in this way, but it was a happy surprise.  I have the privilege of working for a non-profit that serves interfaith families, where the parents each come from either Jewish […]

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Anna DeWeese

Anna DeWeese, 29, received her Master of Arts degree in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2009. She is Project Coordinator for the CARE for Teachers program, part of the Garrison Institute's Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative. She also teaches for the Interfaith Community in New York City, a non-profit religious education organization for blended-faith families.


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