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Faithful Witness in Southern Nevada

by Rev. Gail Collins-Ranadive Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00PM
Holding Up Sister Megan As Southern Nevada endures record-setting summer temperatures (oh, but it’s a dry heat!), Sister Megan Rice is experiencing the not-so-dry heat of a summer in Georgia, where she’s in prison awaiting a September sentencing. Her latest Transform Ploughshares Now action at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, nuclear weapons facility, was originally considered to be misdemeanor trespassing, with one year of jail time.But now it has been labeled felony terrorism, which carries up to 20 years in federal prison. Sr. Megan is 82 years old: you can do the math.
In a recent response to a letter I sent to her in prison, Megan wrote, “Have no concern for my ‘comfort’ here. It is always a privilege experiencing and sharing life on the margins.” To deal with my own outrage, worry, and grief, I seek comfort in a favorite poem by Rebecca Parker, president of Starr King School for the Ministry (Unitarian Universalist), where I earned my Masters of Divinity.


In the midst of a worldmarked by tragedy and beauty
there must be those
who bear witness
against unnecessary destruction
and who, with faith,
stand and lead
in freedom,
with grace and power.


For me, Sister Megan embodies such witness; she is word become flesh.... Click to read the complete article.




***** Workshops *****

Awakening the Cosmos Within:
Preparing ourselves for the Great Work of our era,

Rev. Gail Collins-Ranadive and Milt Hetrick

First Universalist Church, Denver, CO, 26-27 August 2011


Friday Evening
The Universe Story (pdf)(PowerPoint) (html)

Writing Exercises Handout (pdf)
What is the Universe Telling Us? (pdf)(PowerPoint) (html)
What are 7 Billion Humans Doing? (pdf)(PowerPoint) (html)
Resources (pdf)

Awakening the Cosmos Within

Rev. Gail Collins-Ranadive

Stillpoint Spiritual Center, Las Vegas, March 19, 2011


Slide Show (History of Nature)
Video of Workshop


***** Sermons *****

First Universalist, Denver, CO 5 July 2015

The Spirit of America and the Challenges of Climate Change (Audio File)


High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist, Colorado Springs, CO 31 August 2014

"Baseball, Emerson and Climate Conscience"



Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, Littleton CO, 10 August 2014


"Columbine Becoming: A Context for Climate Conscience"



St. George, Utah 12 Feb 2012


Eros and Evolution

Cultivating Universe-al Consciousness (Part 1) 9:46 - August 24th 2008
- August 24th 2008

Opening to the Truth of Light (Part 1) 9:58

Opening to the Truth of Light (Part 2) 9:40

Cosmic Differentiation, Subjectivity and Communion (Part 1) 10:54 - 16 November 2008.

Cosmic Differentiation, Subjectivity and Communion (Part 2) 10:55 - 16 November 2008.

Experiencing Eternal, Everyday, Emergent Time (Part 1) 8:11

Experiencing Eternal, Everyday, Emergent Times (Part 2) 9:10