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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Building Bridges Between the Environmental and Racial Justice Movements in Boston

  1. We’re working hard in CT with teaching artists completing Writeout – a national student writing project involving National Parks & environmental issues. The CT Office of the Arts funded a teaching artist certification series of workshops. Kingian Nonviolence Certification will result in training within designated schools concerning the six major values recognized and shared.

    Replicating back to my home state after thirty plus years in Massachusetts -I am discovering networking and ways to continue my activism. Just exhibited at Cachion Gallery in Southbury CT with 50 year overview.

  2. “The fact that [Donald Trump] got elected means there are millions of people who don’t have a problem with his behavior.”

    Wow. With all due respect, Reverend, that’s quite a dismissive remark about millions of your fellow Americans, and not what I’d expect from a member of the clergy. What happened to “love our neighbors as ourselves?” Are people who vote differently than you not deserving of your respect? Do you put them all into “the basket of deplorables?” (You might remember that quote, as well as some pretty poor behavior, from the other choice for president, who millions of people voted for.)

    Casting aspersions on a whole group of people is easy. But, if you take the time to get to know your fellow man/woman who has different ideas than you do, you just might uncover some common ground. That could go a long way toward helping to make the world a more inclusive place.

    1. Dear BU Mom, with all due respect, I think the Reverend’s comment is the kindest, most inclusive possible. Her only comment is that by voting for someone, one is approving of their behavior. I am all about finding common ground – and am on a journey to do so, but with decisions like the grand jury decision not to charge Louisville cops with killing Breonna Taylor is evidence that we can no longer support the status quo. A vote for 45 is a vote against humanity and I urge anyone who is considering to vote for him again to reconsider. I view our common ground as wanting more access to prosperity for all. What common ground do you see?

      Thank you for your consideration of this comment.

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