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More on the Sister Giant Conference, Day 2

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And so, since miracles themed three out of four of my armature points, here we go on a voyage that is within us, that will be us.

The dazzling Marianne Williamson, who conceived of the Sister Giant motif and dynamism in 2010, spiritual teacher and author of eleven books, led up to her intro to Bernie's speech by calling WE THE SOLUTION the doctors that are needed to cure today's dreadful impasse, not simply a cancer but a metastasized cancer that requires miraculous intervention and a bundle of approaches. But just as we closed in on the AIDS epidemic, we can win this nonviolent battle (which one speaker wanted to become a bit more aggressive in ways largely dismissed).

You can't just address the body but the soul, she emphasized. "We had a perfect storm. Hatred has a perverse kind of courage." [But] "there is no pass away from human suffering."

" . . . [W]e must not just rise but identify with the activists. . . . [E]very child on this planet is ours. . . ." RUN FOR OFFICE, from town council to President. RUN FOR OFFICE.

BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, as performed by Moses: the staff that Moses lifted to part the Red Sea was the people's miracle, not only his. So was Jesus' proliferation of loaves and fishes at Cana. So were Buddha's miracles.




Derrick Harkins took the stage quoting from the Gospel of John: "It has not yet appeared to us what we shall be." Who else spoke truth to power?: Esther, Fannie Lou Hamer, Diet Bonhoeffer, Viola Liuzzo, Frederick Douglass. "Power concedes nothing without a demand." Trump is nothing we've seen or heard in our lives. WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE; WE CAN REACH DOWN AND SURVIVE.

Maybe this is not a tomb movement [after the Crucifixion] but a womb movement [Jesus' emerging from the tomb to Mary Magdalene's amazement]!

When the morning comes, look out!


Forty-eight states were represented at Sister Giant, with 26 additional countries viewing it on livescreen, that is, more than 3,000 additional viewers.


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