Articles by Niánn Emerson Chase

Sharing a Heartfelt Conversation on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation — Creating a Culture of Congruency with Personality-Integrated Individuals

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 environmental, social, and cultural elements to also 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 subject of ...

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...

How Do You Choose To Occupy This World?

Niánn Emerson Chase
April 29, 2022

     In September 2011 approximately 1,000 people gathered in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan to protest the rich billionaire class. Some pitched tents and stayed the night and continued on staying, with hundreds more joining on a daily basis. “Occupy Wall Street” turned into a huge movement across the country, and within months “the Occupy movement” had ...

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 ...

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 ...