Category Archives: Blogs

The Untoward Political Adventures of King Stag

Whether one supports him enthusiastically or detests him enthusiastically, Donald Trump’s wild popularity as a candidate for President of the United States is riveting. Some commentators will say, “Of course! Trump is a master marketer, a media maven, a reigning … Continue reading

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Wolcott School’s Allowance of Anti-Gay T-shirt Mocks First Amendment

I couldn’t disagree more with Wolcott High School officials who, in response to the threat of an ACLU lawsuit, reversed their decision to prevent student Seth Groody from wearing a homophobic t-shirt.  Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance at HartfordFAVS

On Tuesday evening, (Nov. 20), approximately 100 people observed the Hartford area’s 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Participants gathered at the Charter Oak Cultural Center and marched north on Main Street to a vigil at the Hartford Public Library. Speakers at the … Continue reading

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Local Pastor Joins Veterans group, Yale Law Students to Halt Deportation

Rev. Josh Pawelek, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, has joined forces with a Veterans group and Yale University Law students to halt the deportation of Mark Reid, a U.S. Army veteran convicted of a nonviolent drug offense.  According … Continue reading

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Ugandan Gay Rights Leader to Visit Connecticut

Rev. Mark Kiyimba, a vocal opponent of the Ugandan government’s anti-homosexuality bill will make several visits in the greater Hartford area this week. Kiyimba will speak on Thursday, (Sept. 20) at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford at 7 p.m.; Sunday, (Sept. 23) the Unitarian Universalist Society: … Continue reading

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Free Mark Reid

I’ve recently become interested in Mark Reid’s story. Mark’s is not a household name, and won’t likely become one. But I find his story compelling, in part because he’s slated to receive a punishment that far outweighs the magnitude of … Continue reading

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Reverend Josh Blogs

Rev. Josh Pawelek is a regular contributor to HartfordFAVS Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Immigration Law Is An Inhumane Overreach

[I wrote the following op ed for the Hartford Courant on July 25th, 2010] After praying long and hard, I have decided to go to Phoenix to add my voice to the growing chorus of protest against Arizona’s tough new immigration … Continue reading

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Sprawl Supports Segregation

[I co-wrote the following op ed for the Hartford Courant with Ann Pratt on November 27,2005. At the time, Ms. Pratt was the Lead Organizer of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice.] The Hartford Courant’s Oct. 9 … Continue reading

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