Monthly archives for August, 2007

Gold Uniforms: On the Calling of Leadership

By David Ramos One of the many blessings this vacation has afforded me has been my conversations with Luis Alvarez.  At different moments in my life I have contemplated and evaluated the trajectory of my life and ministry.  I remembered the highways and cul-de-sacs, intimacy and betrayal, euphoria and despair, actualization and failure.  There have…

Playas de Boriquen Part II

By David Ramos Luis, Gigi and I are thumping up and down the island.  We’ve been to "Crashboat," Borinquen beach, Jobos, Boqueron in Cabo Rojo, and snorkeled in "Shacks."  I’ve enjoyed an "asopado de mariscos con mofongo" in the beautiful mountains of Moca. Last night I was invited to preach in a small Pentecostal church–my…

Las Playas del Borinquen

by Luis Alvarez David and Gigi let me tag along with them. We’re out here in beautiful Moca, Puerto Rico taking a few days of r & r. We’ve been hitting the near by beaches of Moca, Aguadilla and Cabo Rojo and grooving to "Rythms del Mundo" by the Buena Vista Social Club. While feasting…

NYC Emergent Cohort to Host Tony Jones

Come join the NYC Emergent Cohort for a special conversation with Tony Jones, National Coordinator of Emergent Village and editor of An Emergent Manifesto of Hope. TOMORROW night, Thursday, August 23rd from 7-9 pm. We’ll be gathering at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge * 140 East 27th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Meet Tony…

Elvira Arellano Deported to Mexico

Elivira Arellano, a 32 year old, undocumented immigrant single mother, who took sanctuary at a Chicago Methodist church was deported to Mexico over the weekend. Elvira has become the "poster person" for the New Sanctuary Movement that seeks to keep families together. Many American born children have undocumented parents. Elvira is not the first parent…

Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Program

Continuing its 50-year commitment to producing dramatic works that reflect Gotham’s city life, the Public Theater introduces the Emerging Writers Program to mentor starving artists in the earliest stages of their careers. Twelve to 15 chosen scribes participate in writer meetings and master classes led by established dramatists and the Public Literary Department, and receive…

CNN Begins its Three Part Series “God’s Warriors” Tonight

CNN is airing a three part series entitled, "God’s Warriors."  Journalist Christiane Amanpour apparently looks at extremism in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religions.  For more information go to: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/gods.warriors/ http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=645968 http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/tv/mmx-mxawatcher8-21aug21,0,1911912.story?coll=mmx-television_heds

The Conversation

By David del Valle The evening comes earlier in the fall, and so the streets were bathed by the blue glow of street lamps and neon signs. It was a cool breeze that seemed to come from the East River, the kind that is brisk and makes one alert – a time for windbreakers or light…