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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Vincent Lachina

Rev. Vincent Lachina has served as Planned Parenthood Regional Chaplain for the last 13 years, providing support to patients and community members in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Hawaii. Additionally, Lachina works to create an active network of progressive congregations in the Northwest who support reproductive justice for women. He is an adjunct member of Planned Parenthood's Clergy Advocacy Board, which provides guidance and advocacy on reproductive health and justice issues nationwide, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

The Planned Parenthood Shooting: Yet Another Act of Violence

The words never come without an overwhelming sense of disbelief and sadness. “There’s been another shooting incident” has become so commonplace in media that our natural reaction is simply to say, “Where?”

Planned Parenthood and Finding the Truth in the Midst of Confusion

A great deal of our information that comes from media sources has either been distorted or written in such a way that leaves the hearer or reader wondering about its veracity. The most recent release of videos and written information about Planned Parenthood certainly falls into that category.

Why Stay: Searching for Reasons to Remain in the Church

Every day in news and social media there are new stories regarding what is happening inside faith communities, and every day it raises the question for many, “Why bother staying in this thing called ‘church’?”

Keeping the Past in Perspective

The fascinating aspect of moving backward in memory is that the past, especially if it is the more distant past, has more than likely changed its hue to become much rosier than when it actually happened.

Practicing Tolerance. . .or Not

One would think that religious college, seminary and years of ministry would have brought an awareness of the diversity of faith traditions that exists in our world.

Who Ministers to the Minister?

“Who takes care of you? Who is your minister?” My mind began to ponder that question, and I found myself searching for an answer.

Finding It Hard to Pray

Lately, it is becoming more and more difficult for me to get a firm grasp on not just who or what needs prayer, but how to even begin to verbalize it.

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