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By: Grace Moon | May 13, 2020

Politics
Official’s N-word Non-apology ignites Cambridge
What should have been an enriching classroom engagement turned instead into a public outrage that’s now prompting an outside investigation. What should have been an enriching classroom engagement turned instead…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | February 12, 2019

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An evening with Michelle
First Lady Michelle Obama swept into Beantown Saturday as part of the national book tour promoting her memoir “Becoming” that was held at the TD Garden. First Lady Michelle Obama…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | December 5, 2018

Politics
Why can’t puppets Bert and Ernie be gay?
“Sesame Street’s” most famous duo Bert and Ernie first appeared in 1969, the same year as the Stonewall Riots, which to the nation’s surprise catapulted the LGBTQ Liberation Movement. “Sesame…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | September 20, 2018

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Concerns about the afterlife in this life with Trump
A pall hangs over many Americans since Trump has taken office. One sign of this dark cloud has been an uptick in dystopian novels. A pall hangs over many Americans…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | July 16, 2018

Politics
Jeff Session Uses Scripture As A Text of Terror
Christians like U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions like to smugly recite biblical scripture to promulgate their self-righteous acts of discrimination. Christians like U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions like…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | June 21, 2018

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United Methodist Church still struggling for LGBTQ inclusion
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is still in need of prayer when it comes to full inclusion of its LGBTQ parishioners. The United Methodist Church (UMC) is still in need…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | May 15, 2018

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Another black Harvard man arrested
I reside in Cambridge. And, the last time an unarmed black Harvard man in Cambridge was arrested, it made the news. I reside in Cambridge. And, the last time an…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | April 19, 2018

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MLK’s assassination reminds nation of unaddressed gun violence
The 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination is sadly a searing reminder of unaddressed gun violence in America. The 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr….

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | April 5, 2018

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Billy Graham’s Ministry of LGBTQ Intolerance
The Reverend William (Billy) Franklin Graham Jr.(1918- 2018) has died at the age of 99. Too often, hagiographies are painted when people die, especially of ministers. The Reverend William (Billy)…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | February 28, 2018

Politics
Pimping King
With 2018 being the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, commemorations honoring the man will be taking place across the country. With 2018 being the…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | February 13, 2018

Politics
Trump’s “shithole” Comment Impacts LGBTQ Asylum Seekers
President Trump’s proclivity for racist remarks comes as no surprise to me. President Trump’s proclivity for racist remarks comes as no surprise to me. His now- infamous comment stating a…

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | January 29, 2018

Politics
King’s Dream of “The Beloved Community” Extends to Your Community Too
This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a painful and necessary anniversary to remember considering where the country is today….

By: Rev. Irene Monroe | January 16, 2018