A progressive advice column must deal with at least two areas of life. One is the interaction of relationships, the every day moving about of families and couples, individual growth and the struggles we all go through as we pass through time. The second area is how culture, laws, religion, and social constructs affect our daily living. For example, “How do I deal with my Christian fundamentalist brother?” or “How do I introduce my family to my partner of four years knowing they supported Amendment Two?” Some of the issues we deal with are unique and I hope in this column our community finds a place to deal with that uniqueness. There have been moments in my life where a word, a comment from some one at the right time made a difference in how I saw a situation and the decisions I made. The older I become the more I realize the wisdom in listening. Decisions that seem important, or seem unimportant, can influence years of a persons life.
Dr. Gregory Wilson’s D. Min. is in Pastoral Psychotherapy
Many of you are aware that we sponsored The Healing Our World and Ourselves conference last February. (http://healingourworldandourselves.org/) Irene Keim of The Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, (http://uuministryforearth.org/ ) recently wrote a review and summary of the conference. Both the Space Coast Progressive Alliance and the Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance were represented. Enjoy.
This event is much more important than the districts in question. Can you come out to help us support the candidates with real Progressive values?
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
I would like to introduce a blog dealing with labor issues and how those issues affect all Americans in their daily lives. Labor Line will address the many factors that shape the labor movement including politically, socially and economically. I hope that this gives non-union members a better understanding of what those of us in the labor movement believe in, which includes respect and dignity on the job, a safe work environment and a living wage. The Labor Line blog will deal with labor issues and how those issues affect all Americans in their daily lives. Labor Line will address the many factors that shape the labor movement including politically, socially and economically. I hope that this gives non-union members a better understanding of what those of us in the labor movement believe in, which includes respect and dignity on the job, a safe work environment and a living wage.
In April of 2010 I began writing about the Lake Nona VA Hospital that had just started construction. We in the Building Trades tried to warn VA compliance officers that because contractors on the project were hiring untrained and unskilled workers, the project was in danger of being sub-standard. Unfortunately, it is even worse than we had feared.
This email from Ellen Freidin (leader of the Redistricting campaign that successfully passed Amendments 5 & 6) refers to several recent articles showing that Florida redistricting is a topic of high national interest. There is also a link to a video of court hearings to decide whether to use the unconstitutional map for the 2014 elections. The article includes a link to Friday's hearings before Judge Lewis - this These hearings are NOT boring, but very entertaining courtroom drama. The attorneys for the legislature are in an unenviable position, and the Fair Districts attorneys very eloquently take them to task.