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Believing

Sundays are big days for beliefs. For many years now, beliefs to me always include thinking about ending poverty. I see volunteers leave after a day of service here ready to help us, many whose lights go on in their minds about what is possible. I also meet many people here whom we are helping to obtain basic need items,…

Today is our birthday

Thirteen years ago, to this day, A Wider Circle was born. I remember clearly having to make my living room hospitable for the students who had emailed about doing an internship. Several of them had been students in my classes, but I worried about how they would all respond to spending the thousands of dollars they spent on their education…

Time to be Loud and Clear!

About 20 years ago, there was a magazine cover of a few “vocal” radio personalities that got paid quite a bit, and they seemed to affect the American consciousness just as much. Each day, their commentaries were loud, a combination of enthusiasm and just plain hate. They were disrespectful to others, they ridiculed opinions that were not the same as…