Articles by Niánn Emerson Chase

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Sharing a Heartfelt Conversation

Published in Communities Magazine (Number 162)

Niánn Emerson Chase
March 25, 2014

I realize that gender identity and sexual orientation for any individual are very complex issues, with not only biological factors but also environmental, social, and cultural elements to consider. In our modern society, with its fast pace and digital device onslaught, we all need to slow down and take time to have honest and thoughtful conversations about this sensitive and important aspect of ...

The Cost of Compromise and the Need for Change Agents

Niánn Emerson Chase
December 4, 2020

Recently I had a conversation with someone who works for a corporation that is striving to control seed production and other agricultural farming methods worldwide, which would destroy all other avenues and alternatives of agriculture that include organic and more sustainable, effective methods of growing food for people. This individual stated that he was so grateful that he still had his ...

Can Anger Ever Be “Good”? Some Thoughts

Niánn Emerson Chase
May 12, 2015

Concerning the emotion of anger, which The URANTIA Book refers to as one of the "mental poisons,” I know that Jesus experienced and expressed anger at times, and he lived his life in perfection as a human on this world. How can that be then, that Jesus felt and expressed anger? What I have come to realize is that anger is a very real human emotion that has two sides (like two ...

How Do You Choose To Occupy This World?

Niánn Emerson Chase
December 9, 2011

I have read numerous well-written, thoughtful, educational, and inspiring articles about the Occupy movement in this country by Occupiers and those who identify with the 99% movement. Some of these people are well-known and highly respected academics and award-winning writers, and many are highly knowledgeable and intelligent young people who do not want the future that the ...

How Do You Use Media?

Niánn Emerson Chase
May 6, 2019

“...Truth having to do with spiritual realities and eternal values cannot always be built up by a combination of apparent facts. Although individual facts may be materially true, it does not follow that the association of a group of facts must necessarily lead to truthful spiritual conclusions.” — The URANTIA Book, Paper 189, Section 2, Paragraph 6 Using Media to Promote the ...