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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 […]
10 Myths About Immigration

10 Myths About Immigration

10 Myths About Immigration Teaching Tolerance Magazine. Editor’s note: While originally published in 2011, this story was updated in 2015 to reflect current statistics, policies and conditions in the United States. Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are […]
Hispanic & Latino Activists

Hispanic & Latino Activists

Cesar Chavez Union leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the […]

Student Reflections & Art Work

Prayer to Jesus, the Immigrant

Prayer to Jesus, the Immigrant

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God   Jesus,  as  an  infant  you  fled  to  Egypt  with  your  mother  Mary  and  Joseph. You  were  a  vulnerable  family  in  a  foreign  land,  looking  for  shelter  and […]
Prayer for Friends and Benefactors

Prayer for Friends and Benefactors

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, bountiful in forgiving, and lovingly desirous of man’s salvation, we humbly beseech Thy mercy in behalf of our friends, relations and benefactors, who have passed from […]
Prayers from the Stranger for the Stranger to the Stranger

Prayers from the Stranger for the Stranger to the Stranger

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, remind us that we are part of a whole, part of the land or our ancestry and your future, that we are both bordered people and […]
Prayer for Migrant Women

Prayer for Migrant Women

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God   O  God, Creator of the heavens and of earth,   Help  us  to  see  one  another  through  eyes  enlightened  by  understanding and  compassion. Help  us  to  listen […]
Loreta Janeta Velázquez

Loreta Janeta Velázquez

(June 26, 1842 – c.1902), was a Cuban-born woman who claimed that she masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. After her soldier husband’s accidental death, she enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861. She […]
Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Let us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God   Dear Jesus, Our journey through life is long and hard. We  cannot  make  this  trip  alone;  we  must  walk  together on  the  journey.  You promised to send […]
Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Let Us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, you have made of one blood all the people of the earth, but you have also richly blessed us with a world of many languages, cultures […]
African – American Civil Right Timeline

African – American Civil Right Timeline

   African – American Civil Right Timeline   1619 Photograph of newspaper advertisement from the 1780s The first African slaves arrive in Virginia.   _____________________________ 1746 Lucy Terry, an enslaved person in 1746, becomes the earliest known black American poet […]