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Slowly We Breathe The Change

Please read like a psalm and pause at each selah (asterisk) * Slowly we breathe, We support a space, singing an ode to “we,” men and women * and however we identify. Slowly we breathe We support a space where we can be open, be imagined by the best in all of us * to […]

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Will you sign the Mary Manifesto?

Mary Manifesto

At the root of my work on ending poverty is knowing that we are all equal as humans and, in my faith, all equally loved by God. This leads to justice. Justice calls us to provide opportunity for all. At a time when it is important to speak up and be counted for equality, justice […]

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The Tiger & Sophia

I stride out,Padding softly,Focus bright. My keen eyes,The obstacles of manBlighting her hope. If I need to, I roar.If I need to, I snarl.If I need to, I bite. Mostly I padAlong in love,Sniffing out the mighty, I hunt them.Charge into The back of their legs. Together we kneelBefore poverty herself,Offering healing hands. Will we […]

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The King of Kings

In a large bleak field Stands a radiant man. Announcing I am the King of Kings, The only Son of God. I approach the man, The light is so strong I have can hardly make out Any human features. Drawing near I see he holds a long handled shovel. He has just dug A minuscule […]

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THE SONGS OF sOPHIa

Dedicated to the Co-Founders of OPHI Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: Sabina Alkire & John Hammock (En español haga clic aquí: LAS CANCIONES DE sOPHIa) THE SONGS OF sOPHIa Wisdom Sophia, wisdom, she comes to us * And gently holds our hands. With your hands * Count and number things, Shake hands to make friends, […]

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LAS CANCIONES DE sOPHIa

Dedicado a los Co-Fundadores de OPHIIniciativa de Oxford Pobreza y Desarrollo Humano:Sabina Alkire y John Hammock 1.- Sabiduría Sophia, Sabiduría, viene a nosotrosy gentilmente toma nuestras manos. Con tus manos,puedes contar y numerar cosas. Estrecha manos para hacer amistades,Haz cosas que creen un mejor mundo. Ella posa sus manos en nuestros corazones,Sintiendo el numero que […]

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The Candle Trilogy published in “Untamed Gospel”

Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church College, Oxford writes, “It is good to be able to welcome and introduce the poetry of Jamie Coats in this anthology. Jamie is a layperson working for the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) in the United States − an Anglican religious order of brothers. Jamie writes on […]

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The Dove

I fly and land where needed, Where Justice finds her heart hurting, And we hold the gods accountable, Opening eyes to her love, To the love of her, God.   A Prayer of Oblation (c)  Jamie Coats 24th July 2017    

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Faithful Betrayal – Holy Fire

First of the Trinity Mary God does not Rape Mary. If God had raped Mary Do you think we’d have her joy So magnificently described? God sends Gabriel. He appears as the most Gorgeous of men. She hugs him saying, “You are so beautiful.” Places her head on his chest, Looks up And tentatively They […]

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A Close Shave, O Jerusalem

Stories for my Father, Ivor Coats, 25 January 1923- 13 June 2016 When General Secretary Gorbachev emerged from his jet on his arrival in Moscow after the 1991 August Coup, he was trapped in his holiday Dacha in the Crimea for two days, he was unshaved and looked disheveled. I was shocked, I had never seen […]

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