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Juneteenth and the Soul of America, Part 2

Image: Freedom: Celebrating Juneteenth by Everett Spruill This two-part blog post is adapted with permission from Juneteenth and the Soul of America, a presentation given for Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) in June 2020. Juneteenth as...

Juneteenth and the Soul of America, Part 1

Juneteenth artwork quilt by Renee Allen. Courtesy of Art History KidsThis two-part blog post is adapted with permission from Juneteenth and the Soul of America, a presentation given for Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) in June 2020. “I say...

Howard and Itza the Tiger

Howard the Vet meets Itza the Tiger Instead of standing up with Anna, Howard remained kneeling in the dirt. I watched as he pivoted slowly towards the full-grown tiger and searched for words in his limited Spanish. “Hey, Itza…. Itza, Grande. Magnifico.”…  “Bueno,...

Howard Meets the Animals

This was Howard’s first meeting with the animals. His first time to ADI’s Temporary Rescue Shelter. Tomorrow everyone would be on site and the real work would begin in earnest. Today, this was an introduction, a first impression, a getting-to-know-you opportunity and...

Howard Meets the Animals

This was Howard’s first meeting with the animals. His first time to ADI’s Temporary Rescue Shelter. Tomorrow everyone would be on site and...

The Guatemala Effect

Howard the Vet Nothing about The Guatemala Rescue would be easy. Nothing. We counted down the days to get a flight from Guatemala to the...

Danger in the Kingdom

At the Animal Defenders International (ADI) temporary rescue sanctuary in Guatemala we have to learn, and then follow, the rules. Pay...