Over the next few weeks I’m going to pen a series of reflections on the many hybrid religious and political battles our little state has faced over this passing year. It has been quite the year or so, hasn’t it? We’ve repeatedly generated national headlines. We’ve had holiday trees, prayer banners, marriage equality, veteran’s memorials, contraception controversy, and more. What’s a good Rhode Islander to do? What do we know about the intersection of politics and faith? What does our unique Rhode Island history tell us about religious freedom? Our rights to assembly? Our responsibilities? What are the alternatives to the current discourse?
I will write this series in as many parts as it takes to express these deep concerns. Hopefully, you’ll follow along, be you Christian, atheist, left or right. If you want to contribute directly within the post, start now! Email OmbudsRI@gmail.com with contributions… OR, of course, you could always wait and comment in the comments! Seeing how it was just the National Day of Prayer, I feel its apt to ask you folks to pray for me (or not, your call!)