February
Justice & Equity

Ethics and Equity and the principles of Justice do not change with the calendar.  D.H. Lawrence

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.  Benjamin  Franklin

March
Transformation

“You and I possess within ourselves at every moment of our lives, under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives.” Werner Erhard

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” Bernie S. Siegel

“Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.” John Mark Green

April
Interdependence

Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.  Erik Erikson

 Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.  Thomas Merton

May
Pluralism

To see the other side, to defend another people, not despite your tradition but because of it, is the heart of pluralism.  Eboo Patel

It is very important to understand that pluralism is part of our system. We don't all think the same thing and part of our strength is that we come from different perspectives. We have to respect one another even when we disagree with each other. There has to be a spirit of tolerance for the views of others, while also being deeply committed to the positions we hold. If we do that, I think we can coexist and learn to love each other better.  James Dobson

The secular state is the guarantee of religious pluralism. This apparent paradox, again, is the simplest and most elegant of political truths.  Christopher Hitchens

June
Renewal

“Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling.” Deborah Day

“There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”  Rachel Carson

Vines will be planted, corn will spring up, a whole growth of new crops; and people will still fall in love in vintages and harvests yet to come. Life is eternal; it is a perpetual renewal of birth and growth. Emile Zola