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April 2019

Promote Diversity and Inclusion

“Ignoring the beauty and value and uniqueness of different types of people is equivalent to ignoring God and refusing to see all the ways God shows up as humanity. We don’t do that with dogs, or flowers … or trees or clouds or spices or nature or art … so why would we do it with humans?”

 

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April 7, 2019

Diversity

Affirmation

We are rooted in the One Life, which produces limitless variety. I celebrate and honor the variety of Life Itself! ~Rev. Karen Fry

Reading

Selected quotes from Dr. Ernest Holmes

Everything in the universe is a unique individualization or expression of the One Thing that is the Cause of all things. No two blades of grass are alike, no two grains of sand, no two thumbprints; no two of anything are alike and nothing ever exactly reproduces any other thing. This means that the one ultimate Cause is pressing against every individualization, flowing through it or him or her and that every event in the finite has an infinite possibility behind it. (365 Science of Mind – 2001 edition p. 74.1)

Behind all is a unity, through all is a diversity; saturating all is a divinity. (What Religious Science Teaches - 1974 edition p. 15.4)

The Thought of God must be the Cause of all that really exists; and as there are many existing things, there must be many thoughts in the Mind of the Infinite. This is logical to suppose, for an Infinite Mind would necessarily conceive an infinite variety of ideas. Hence the world of multiplicity or many things. But the world of multiplicity does not contradict the world of Unity, for the many live in the One. (The Science of Mind - 1938 edition p. 69.2)

 

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April 14, 2019

Unique but Different

Affirmation

I see the sacred, I hear the sacred, I speak the sacred, All Life is sacred. ~Rev. Sunshine Daye

Reading

From the Stained Glass Spirit...

Diversity is not the problem. It is the stories we tell about diversity that are the problem – Tracy Brown

Ignoring the beauty and value and uniqueness of different types of people is equivalent to ignoring God shows up as humanity. We don’t do that with dogs, or flowers…or trees or clouds or spices or nature or art…so why would we do it with humans? – Tracy Brown

 

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April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

Affirmation

I courageously step into Life with all that I am! ~Rev. Christian Sorensen

Reading

“Ignoring the beauty and value and uniqueness of different types of people is equivalent to ignoring God and refusing to see all the ways God shows up as humanity. We don’t do that with dogs, or flowers … or trees or clouds or spices or nature or art … so why would we do it with humans?” ~Tracy Brown

“Man's three greatest needs are to feel that he is needed, wanted and loved - to feel that he belongs to the Universe in which he lives, and to have an object or objects upon which to shower his affection." ~Ernest Holmes

 

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April 28, 2019

Inclusion Beyond Otherness

Affirmation

We strive to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We treat everyone with mutual respect and dignity; for we understand that there is only One. ~Rev. Michele Synegal

Reading

Selected quotes from Dr. Ernest Holmes

If our human relations are to mean the most to us, we must sense that there is hidden within, around, and through each of us, a Divine Presence manifesting itself in infinite variations—the same impulse, the same Love and Life, but never quite alike in any two persons. – 365 SOM 2001 pg. 73.2

There is no individual good. Good belongs to everyone. Good fulfills itself as it multiplies itself; therefore, there is no good that belongs o you and me alone, no final peace to us as individuals. The watchword is not exclusion but inclusion, and the more good we release, the more good we experience. –365 SOM 2001 pg. 60.3