Tag Archives: Identity

Remembering Rudi: the Road We Traveled Together, Part I by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

  Part I: Rudi’s Book on World Religions In September 2006, I unexpectedly found myself in a job hunt. It seemed the perfect time to begin the transition from senior management in the nonprofit arena to work in the writing … Continue reading

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Founding Story of Mother’s Day: Peace Plea Then, Peace Plea Now by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

The approach of Mother’s Day 2017 reminds me of the 19th-century peace origins of this holiday. In our hurting, broken world, may re-telling part of this story bring us hope and inspiration as we honor our mothers and the women … Continue reading

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Honor Your Inner Voice by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

January comes to a close and we now greet February, the second month of this new year. For all of us, we live in a time of great change. For many of us, the majority of these changes are not … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Mrs. Child: A Mentor for All Ages* By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  In the 21st century, mentors are needed even more than ever. For instance, within the academic world, tenure-track positions for new PhD’s are less and less available as well as less and less desirable for many. In this context, … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 2: A Piece of Our Collective Past By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

The privilege of voting in the United States encompasses a long struggle over two centuries with countless persons and groups. Maria Child and her contemporaries provide one piece of this puzzle. [Please see Part 1 of this article series for … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 1: My Journey of Discovery By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

As the 2016 presidential election continues to heat up, campaigns encouraging people to vote run alongside candidate stumping and debating. The actions encourage every eligible voter in the United States to act upon this privilege by voting in the primaries … Continue reading

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Living Life to the Fullest by Rev. Tisa M. Anders, PhD, Sermon, February 21, 2016*

For an audio version, click here. Desire: Worship Theme for February, Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, Littleton, Colorado Desire. What an interesting theme. Fits, especially for February due to Valentine’s Day but also Leap Year. An elderly friend and I talked about … Continue reading

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Mentors through the Ages: 19th-Century Folks Feeding 21st-Century Audiences by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  In the 21st century, mentors are needed even more than ever. Sometimes we find them within our contemporary context, sometimes within the pages of history. This topic especially springs to mind each January when Martin Luther King, Jr. Day … Continue reading

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The Peace Origins of Veterans Day by Rudolf C. Gelsey, Guest Blogger

Anders’ Introductory Remarks This past week on November 11 in the United States, we observed Veterans Day. Very appropriately, we honor those in the armed services, past, present, and future, those living among us, those who have gone before us.  … Continue reading

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Sue Monk Kidd: Her Influences on Me Part III: The Invention of Wings, The Grimkes, and Maria Child* by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

In her most recent book, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd delves into the formative years of the prominent abolitionists, Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimke Weld (1805-1879). They became figures of notoriety when they began speaking publicly to … Continue reading

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