Ira Hays Birthday
The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Kris Kristofferson, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Heritage – Shelley Morningstar
You Will Have Peace – Joanne Shenandoah
My Country ’tis of Thy People You’re Dying – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Honoring – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Johnny Cash
Healing Song #3 – Primeaux, Mike & Attison
Justice Hunters – Annie Humphrey
Golden Feather – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Brother Warrior – Sharo Burch
Calling the Spirt Back – Joy Harjo, feat. Rahim Alhaj
The Marines’ Hymn – The United States Marine Band
The Last Post – Band Of The Royal Regiment Of New Zealand Artillery
Ira Hayes – Peter LaFarge
Category Archives: New York
Ira Hays Birthday
Emmanuel. God with us. If God is with us, any photo would work to express Emmanuel. I chose several that show working for justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God by visiting elected representatives, advocating, making a public witness, and amplifying other voices.
Photo 1 – New York delegation at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019, Washington, DC.
Photo 2 – Advocacy postcards for immigration justice, Whitestone, NY – 2018
Photo 3 – Standing Rock, SD – 2016
Photo 4 – Whitestone, NY – 2015
Photo 5 – Louisville, Ky – May 1, 2021
Great conversation about how to restore people with the Rev. Dr. Don Shriver, president emeritus at Union Theological Seminary, and the Rev. Stanley Chimeysa, prison chaplain from the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi.
They are leading thinkers and practitioners of restorative justice.
Their thinking and acting is moving toward transformative justice.
Photo: February 11, 2019; Manhattan, New York; not sure who took the photo. Obviously not me. There were several other people present.
With thanks to Doc and Robert and all the people I do not know who choose hope and life and love by helping young people think through their choices.
This poster is from the first Teen Forum. The audience has since expanded to include all young people age 13-18.
Photo: 19 October 2022; The Bronx, New York
Recordings I had and had heard often – albums, cassettes, CDs, downloads – and those are great. Still nothing matches their performance especially when heard and viewed with good friends.
Photo: 16 March 2019, New York, New York, by DinaDeen
Late afternoon, early evening, New York City. From Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Another challenging word. I try to heed the words of Tommy Sands:
Let the circle be wide ’round the fireside
And we’ll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear, there are no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew
But there are definitely people I have not met. There are people I don’t know. There are people I hesitate to meet. I confess that. I try to work at that.
Photo: May 17, 2014; Central Park, New York, New York
I broke the rule today that says post one photo.
As I searched through photos, I found two that spoke to me.
I could not choose, so I add both,
I am grateful for messengers of:
Photos: Harriet Tubman in Harlem, New York; John Lewis film viewed in Morningside Gardens, New York
It is Human Rights Day. The world would take steps toward the time when all people could flourish, if we all respected and protected each other’s human rights.
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every[person seeks] equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958
Perhaps we can start, in those small places where we find ourselves, to honor the human rights of all we meet that we all might flourish,
Photo: 20 December 2018, New York, NY; display created by Tricia.
Photo: c. 2015, New York, NY