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The Power of the Pin – 7 Reasons to Wear It and Share It

After the recent U.S. election, our church supported the Safety Pin movement.   We handed out Safety Pins and encouraged people to wear them as a symbol of solidarity.   The pin says, “I will be a safe place for others.  Whatever your religion, race, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or other, you are safe with me.”

One congregant asked, “Is it okay to stick mean people with the pins?”

I laughed and said, “What do you think?”

Many others embraced the pin – we circulated over 800 of them.

But some opposed the pin.  Not so much in our church, but on social media.  One article, called Dear White People,” said it was wrong to wear the pin.  It described the practice as a passive gesture to help us feel good about ourselves without really accomplishing anything of value.

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Elect This

The other day, I woke up afraid.  I was afraid of the election.   There’s negative energy swirling around.  Some of it snuck into my sleep and tried to suck me down the drain.

I thought about alleviating my discomfort with blame and hatred.  I want to hate this election, blame candidates, disdain people who polarize.  But then I realized that wouldn’t help anything.

I came up with another plan.

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