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The Religious Freedoms at Risk from the Leak of the SCOTUS decision on Abortion for non ‘pro-life’ people of faith.

So, one of the reasons only 30% of Americans are supporting the SCOTUS fiasco, is because the vast majority of faith perspectives have a mixture of positions on abortion, women’s control of their bodies, freedom of conscience etc., whereas, the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Christian Community about Anti-Semitism

Dear Friends, This last week, America watched helplessly as a community of faith in Texas experienced an armed hostage situation that brought many different responses from different parts of the faith community: Jewish Americans had some of their worst fears … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 21, 2021 ECSM Decolonizing Thanksgiving Service If you are like me, when we think of Thanksgiving we are whisked back to our days of elementary education, to coloring pages of turkeys and telling the stories of the Pilgrims eating … Continue reading

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BLM: Understanding the call to Defund the Police and the Intersectionality of Ending the War on All Black People, Criminal Justice Reform, and Reparations. 

Black Lives Matter: Understanding the call to Defund the Police and the Intersectionality of Ending the War on All Black People, Criminal Justice Reform, and Reparations.  Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 It is well past time for all Americans to call … Continue reading

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Black Lives are Sacred

Black Lives are Sacred Black Lives are Sacred. Black Lives don’t only Matter.  That’s not enough. When Black people say Black Lives Matter, they are saying “Stop killing us!”  They are saying that it is the minimum they should expect … Continue reading

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Ministry Essentials

I awoke this morning to find our President attempting to further his own system of distraction.  He does this every time he doesn’t want us to be thinking of what a horrible job he’s done, or to divert us away … Continue reading

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For those being crucified today…

For all of those being Crucified these days – for those incarcerated during a time of pandemic, for the separated families still in detention centers around the border, for those shot down in their own houses of worship because of … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire – message given at the Good Friday protests in Livermore, CA

Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire by Rev. Will McGarvey The message given at the Good Friday protest and Stations of the Cross and nonviolent Acts of Witness at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory April 19, 2019, 7:00 am.  Organized … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings, Past and Present

“Thanksgivings, Past & Present” Monday, November 19, 2012 Rossmoor Interfaith Council Thanksgiving Service Rev. Will McGarvey If you are like me, when we think of Thanksgiving we are whisked back to our days of elementary education, to coloring pages of … Continue reading

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Passing as a Protestant: Another lens on the Bible and human attraction and orientation

Rev. Will McGarvey January 24, 2014     Passing as a Protestant:  Another lens on the Bible and human attraction and orientation I am a happily married, out Bisexual man. I’m a parent, and I’m a Presbyterian pastor. It took … Continue reading

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