Pilgrims

Then perhaps you could tell a more recent story of Indians and cowboys. Of the Standing Rock Sioux and Energy Transfer Partners in a stand off over a stretch of land; that spot where Montana meets North Dakota, that is rich in oil reserves.
One is left to wonder why such amnesia has taken place. No doubt, reflection about the principles of a just society fits
I've said goodbye to the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading, and am now researching my guidebooks in Holland. While
The first phase of the Green Faith in Action was a series of sessions bringing together top leaders from business, politics
Just recently, Iran enforced a strict ban forbidding any of its citizens from participation in Hajj, the annually offered and once-in-a-lifetime required major Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
American schoolchildren learn that the Europeans who came to settle Plymouth colony did so for religious freedom. The implications
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It is difficult in particular to treat Greek religion as comparable to modern religious communities. Yet we should not discount Pausanias' own fascination with what he observes.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you're probably about to eat a lot of food with your family and then fall asleep on the couch while watching football -- but do you really know what this holiday is all about?
Especially the parts about Squanto the "friendly Indian."
Most of the 102 passengers who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 had names like John, William, Mary and Elizabeth, but there
"They're re-learning history. When we talk about Thanksgiving -- they're wrestling with these stories that they grew up with."
I wonder, this Thanksgiving if we draw out of our overfilled selves, soaring forward in time, and we peer back at this page in history -- do we observe a "thanks giving nation" or do we simply see treachery?
As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. But I also reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance - present and historical.
In an all-Indian school, as I recall, we didn't elaborate by acting out the parts of Pilgrims and Indians. This was a tradition in the white school systems in America. I recall speaking to a lady of Kiowa descent who talked about the actions of her fellow students in a public school in Oklahoma. She said she was hurt and embarrassed to see the white children paint their faces and stick cardboard feathers in their hair while they danced and whooped like Hollywood Indians.
How many of us will notice the disconnect this Thanksgiving between the boldness and courage of the Wampanoag who aided the desperate pilgrims as they landed on America's shores and the 26 governors who recently vowed to turn away all Syrian refugees who seek passage to America?