Sermon: Who is Your Samaritan?

Sermon: Who is Your Samaritan?

In January, 2004, a month after I returned from being part of a peace delegation to Israel/Palestine, I was invited to give the sermon at University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. — Susan Ives Luke 10 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus....
Sermon: Gandhi & the Seven Deadly Social Sins

Sermon: Gandhi & the Seven Deadly Social Sins

In January, 2005 I was invited to give the sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kerrville, Texas. — Susan Ives When I accepted your invitation to speak, I selected as my topic Gandhi’s 7 Deadly Social Sins. Don’t worry – we’re going to get there. Not...
Speech: Franz Jägerstätter, Martyr of Conscience

Speech: Franz Jägerstätter, Martyr of Conscience

In October, 2007 I was asked by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk to address a gathering of religion classes at the University of the Incarnate Word on the contemporary significance of Franz Jägerstätter, who was to be beatified by Pope Benedict the next day. Franz Jägerstätter was...
Speech: The End of the World as we Know It

Speech: The End of the World as we Know It

On October 30, 2011 I was invited to speak at the St. Mary’s University President’s Peace Commission program. The topic for the three-day conference was “The End of the World as we Know It,” and Dr. Larry Hufford, the other panelist, and I were...
Speech: Bullying & Human Rights

Speech: Bullying & Human Rights

In October 2011 I was invited to speak at “Let’s Get Loud,” an anti-bullying rally for several hundred middle and high school students ad their parents, held at HemisFair Park. How many of you are human? Raise your hands! Because we are human, we...
Speech: Dorothy Day, Peacemaker

Speech: Dorothy Day, Peacemaker

In October, 2015 Our Lady of the Lake University had a wonderful day-long forum about the activist, journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day, jointly hosted by the Worden School of Social Work and the university’s new MFA/social justice...