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Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk

Born in New York in 1930, gay rights activist and community leader Harvey Milk made history when he became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States in 1977, when he was elected to San Francisco’s Board […]
The legendary Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement

The legendary Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement

The legendary Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement.  On June 28th, 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back against what had become regular, tolerated, city sanctioned harassment by the police department.  For the […]
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, is a devout Muslim. In a December 2015 statement, he told NBC News, “I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in […]
John Baptist de La Salle

John Baptist de La Salle

Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Patron of Christian Teachers. John Baptist de La Salle was born into a world very different from our own. He was the first son of wealthy parents living in […]
Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist. Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States from the age of twelve, he was part of The Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for […]
Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye

Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye

Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye is a Filipino-American jurist, is the 28th Chief Justice of California. Nominated by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for California’s highest judicial office on July 22, 2010, and retained in office by California voters on November 2, 2010, she […]
Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Maya Lin was born on October 5, 1959, in Athens, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale, where she studied architecture and sculpture. During her senior year she won a nationwide competition to create a design for the Vietnam […]
Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki was born on December 1, 1912 in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from from the University of Washington, Seattle and became an instructor in architectural design at Columbia University. In 1945 he moved to Detroit and built numerous iconic […]
Top Five Japanese American Women Civil Rights Pioneers You Should Know

Top Five Japanese American Women Civil Rights Pioneers You Should Know

In California, January 30 was officially Fred Korematsu Day. It is important to honor and remember Korematsu but I believe it is also a time to look back at some of the other Japanese Americans who also fought for the […]
Dr. Feng Shan Ho

Dr. Feng Shan Ho

Ho Feng-Shan (traditional Chinese: 何鳳山; simplified Chinese: 何凤山; pinyin: Hé Fèngshān, also spelled “He Fengshan”;born September 10, 1901 in Yiyang, Hunan; died September 28, 1997 in San Francisco) was a Chinese diplomat in Vienna who risked his own life and […]
Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink (竹本 まつ Takemoto Matsu?, December 6, 1927 – September 28, 2002) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Hawaii. Mink served in the U.S. House of Representatives for a total of 12 terms, representing […]
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Born on October 7, 1955, in Paris, France, Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and songwriter of Chinese descent. The child prodigy attended the Juilliard School and continued to excel throughout his adult life, producing more than 75 albums and winning […]
Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. She has created music videos and […]
Filipino American History

Filipino American History

According to the U.S. census, there are approximately 9 million people living in America who are of Asian descent. Twenty-three percent of that are of Chinese ancestry; 20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese each […]
Religious Tolerance in all the World

Religious Tolerance in all the World

Let us remember That we are in the Holy Presence of God   Please pray that the day will come when no one will die because of religious disagreements, that no one will die because of their beliefs, that none […]
Prayer for Tolerance and Understanding

Prayer for Tolerance and Understanding

Prayer for Tolerance and Understanding September 24, 2007  The title used for tonight’s prayer service, “As I have loved you,” comes from what is sometimes known as Jesus’ great “High Priestly” prayer.  The words are said to his disciples at […]
Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics

Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics

Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics The Vicar of the Christ personally responded to a letter from a group of gay Roman Catholics – By Sunnivie Brydum – October 10 2013 Pope Francis penned a personal response to a […]
Blessings On The Feast Of Saint Francis

Blessings On The Feast Of Saint Francis

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God God bless the cow that gives us milk God bless the lamb that gives us wool God bless the hen that gives us eggs God bless the pig […]
A Polish Family Blessing

A Polish Family Blessing

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God Lord, we ask you to bless this family with a warm place by the fire when the world is cold, a light in the window when the way […]
Old German Blessing

Old German Blessing

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God With faith there is love with love there is peace with peace there is blessing with blessing, there is God with God there is no need. Saint John […]
Scottish Blessing

Scottish Blessing

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, There will be harmony in the home. […]
An Irish Blessing

An Irish Blessing

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God May you always have work for your hands to do. May your pockets hold always a coin or two. May the sun shine bright on your windowpane. May […]
Irish Prayer

Irish Prayer

  Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft […]
The Truth About Mexican-Americans

The Truth About Mexican-Americans

The Truth About Mexican-Americans The New York Review of Books: Julia Preston December 3, 2015 Issue The tenor of the national debate over immigration changed from the first minutes of Donald Trump’s speech in New York City on June 16 […]
Historical Overview of Mexican Americans by Mario Compean

Historical Overview of Mexican Americans by Mario Compean

  Introduction Mexicans have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the 1850s. They continued to come to the region for mining and ranching opportunities through the latter half of the nineteenth century. In the first two decades of the twentieth […]