Personal Reflections

IMAC Jan 2017 - Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch, with INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE 


Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

2. ACT IN SOLIDARITY with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Water is life!

My First Arrest, Plus 50 Years

Arrests of "walk-inners" seeking racial integration of Gwynn Oak amusement park in Baltimore, including Arthur Waskow (carrying shoes)

[Sunday, July 7, 1963, was the date of my first arrest, among protesters creating a “walk-in” aimed at ending racial segregation at Gwynn Oak amusement park in Baltimore. On July 7, 2013, there will be a 50th-anniversary celebration in Baltimore of the desegregation of the park, which followed soon after the arrests.

Understanding the World Skype

In this Skype interview, Reb Arthur Waskow responds in an interview by Rabbi David Jay Kaufman of Des Moines, Iowa, and others; they discuss various aspects of the movement for  jewish renewal and the work of The Shalom Center,  from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s practice of “rebbetude” to global scorching.  (Interview begins at 1:43.)  MP3 audio file is also available

VIDEO: Radicals, Radishes, and the Spiritual Root of Social Action

Reb Arthur talks with Rev. Joan Brown Campbell at the Chautauqua Institition about personal, political, and spiritual radicalism —  demonstrating the connection between them in our lives, in Torah, midrash, and more.  “Radishes” and “radicals” are from the Latin root for “root.” What are our roots today? Are they again in spiritual traditions? On colorful video, 1 hour 11 minutes of joyful and prophetic conversation.

From Hospital Bed to DC Street Protest -- Facing the "Health Unsurance" Corporations & their dangerous behavior

Photo of Rabbis Lerner & Waskow at DC Demo, March 11, 2010, confronting "health

Dear chevra,

This past Tuesday (March 9, 2010), I joined about 5,000 other people to fill an entire city block of Washington DC to protest at a gathering of "health unsurance" executives and lobbyists at a hotel there. The intention was to make a citizen's arrest of those executives for policies that kill people.