In Something’s Gone Missing Part 1, I took you on a personal journey through a portion of the Resistance to the Trumpian agenda in Rhode Island as I learned that many social change organizers today approach their work in ways fundamentally different than the decades ago. This new way I believe, leaves out an essential ingredient of the kind of revolutionary positive change we and the world so need.
“Neither the Governor or Save the Bay have chosen to stand with the communities that would be most impacted by a severe weather event in RI and oppose National Grid’s toxic and dangerous LNG liquefaction facility in the Port of Providence.”
“Above and beyond being unconstitutional [the ordinance is] also cruel and backwards,” said homeless rights advocate Megan Smith, “It attacks people who are visibly poor rather than investing in housing and solutions and building the kind of community that provides a reasonable quality of life for all its residents.”
President Donald Trump‘s definition of religious freedom was rebuked Thursday by 8 Rhode Island faith leaders representing Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. They stood on the steps of the First Baptist Church in America, founded by Roger Williams, who established Rhode Island as the first government, anywhere on earth, to protect the rights of freedom […]
“When you tell a radical Christian, when you tell a humanist – it’s not just a Christian thing but it is a Christian thing and I’m a Christian pastor – when you make a law telling me I can’t help somebody, as God is my witness I’m going to violate that law.”