Tohono O’odham Nation

Tohono O’odham Nation

WHO WE ARE We are a people who inhabit the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. Our Nation’s lands cover almost 3,000,000 acres. Before European contact, our people traveled extensively throughout Arizona and Mexico hunting and gathering...
Becoming the Beloved Community: Pascua Yaqui

Becoming the Beloved Community: Pascua Yaqui

WHO WE ARE Culture is an important element with all Yaqui communities and bonds both Christianity and Yaqui spirituality in the hope for a better view of the world and morality. An example of Yaqui spirituality is the iconic symbol of the deer and the deer dancer who...

Our Real Work

Our Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~...
Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

What is Domestic Violence? “Domestic violence refers to violence among people in a domestic situation, and can thus include not only a spouse or partner (same sex or opposite sex), but also siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.” (womenagainstabuse.org) What...
The impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

The impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

In this edition of the Beloved Community, we focus on the Doctrine of Discovery. Although we have focused on the Doctrine before in worship, in other editions of the Beloved Community, and now in our October Wise Wednesday series (check it out this Wednesday, October...
A Sunday Surprise!

A Sunday Surprise!

I am grateful for the show of appreciation by the congregation this past Sunday. I cherish the words you shared in worship, the meal, cake, cards, and gifts. I was completely caught by surprise and thank you for your affirming messages. These past years have been...
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we offer these videos and articles. “Origin of Hispanic Heritage Month”— video “Credera Listens: Exploring Hispanic Identity, Intersectionality, and Culture”—a video and article highlighting the...
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Individual Impact:  79% of all people who die by suicide are male. Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are 4x more likely to die by suicide. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10–14 and the 3rd leading cause of death among people...