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Roy T. Lloyd Roy T. Lloyd regularly provides commentaries on 1010 WINS AM in New York City. He is President of the International Forgiveness Institute.

Roy Lloyd

Roy T. Lloyd regularly provides commentaries on 1010 WINS AM in New York City. He is President of the International Forgiveness Institute.

Lloyd is an award-winning print, broadcast, and media specialist. The commentaries posted on Day1.org first aired on New York's all-news radio station 1010 WINS, a CBS radio station.


Latest Content by Roy T. Lloyd

Roy T. Lloyd

Roy Lloyd: All Hallows' Eve

Roy Lloyd

 

Tomorrow is Halloween, a time that's been transformed into a commercial event. 

But there's a significant spiritual quality to All Hallows Eve. Tradition says the veil between this world and what lies beyond becomes very thin.  

My Welsh ancestors considered this a moment to have union with what is unseen and to feel close to those who have passed into the unknown region.  

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Roy T. Lloyd

Roy Lloyd: Combating Racism

Roy Lloyd

 

Racism eats away at the core of what it means to be fully human.  And combating racism takes more than not acting in a bigoted way. 

The world's religions teach about love of neighbor, but it must be more than an abstract notion.  That commitment starts to become concrete through renouncing what divides us-one skin tone from another. 

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Other Recent Content by Roy T. Lloyd

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June 15, 2016

Roy Lloyd: Am I Enough?

Roy Lloyd

I recently saw three words written on a church chalkboard that have captivated me: "You Are Enough."
Roy T. Lloyd Article

October 19, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Pursuit of Happiness

Roy Lloyd

Two women arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 7th, having walked the whole way from Vermont. They were investigating the central tenet of the declaration of independence about the right to “…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” by talking to all the people they met along their trek about what made them happy.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

October 07, 2012

Roy Lloyd: What Is Truth?

Roy Lloyd

Pontius Pilate muttered to Jesus, “What is truth?” We need to ask that same question since recent polls say that what we see as truth is more related to what we want to believe than actual facts.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

June 24, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Living as Aggrieved People

Roy Lloyd

The passion of resentment is a poison killing off the sense of community in America.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

June 16, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Rejecting Bigotry in Religion

Roy Lloyd

Equality for gays and lesbians keeps inching forward in religion. The latest news is that Judaism’s Conservative movement has established rituals for same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

June 10, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Courage Faces Fear

Roy Lloyd

Roy Lloyd offers a commentary about courageous faith, and how it is exemplified in a friend who is living her last days.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

June 05, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Struggling with Faith

Roy Lloyd

The age-old struggle with faith in God is ongoing and current. In this commentary, Roy Lloyd compares two different examples.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

May 26, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Whatever Happened to Humor?

Roy Lloyd

Pretentious people make unfounded claims that what they alone believe has unquestioned merit. This is acutely obvious in this nasty political season, but even more so in religion where many claim only they have all the answers.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

May 19, 2012

Roy Lloyd: God Loves Impartially

Roy Lloyd

Since God loves us with impartiality, we need to love others with the same high standard. Recent news events reveal that we are not doing so.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

March 23, 2012

Roy Lloyd: You Can't Go It Alone In New York

Roy Lloyd

Loneliness affects so many millions across the country who feel isolated and unhappy and have difficulty coping with life. That’s why we do need each other, now more than ever.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

March 18, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Political God Talk

Roy Lloyd

There’s a lot of God talk already in this presidential election year and the culture war issues like same-sex marriage, abortion and provision of birth control seem to get top billing.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

March 08, 2012

Roy Lloyd: The Children of Abraham

Roy Lloyd

Who are the children of Abraham? They are Jews, Muslims and Christians—all who claim father Abraham as their progenitor of faith. And that connection, which is so powerful, is severed again and again as any of the faith groups acts in opposition to the other groups.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

March 04, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Who Is Right?

Roy Lloyd

What God is like and commands us to do—or whether God even exists—can only be settled by each one of us individually. But there’s no lack of those who will strenuously work to convert us to their point of view.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

February 25, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Politics and Religion

Roy Lloyd

I’m disturbed by our current political campaigns where politicians use religion to demean others and appeal to voters. This outrage is being addressed by a remarkable interfaith coalition that has created a statement of principles for candidates to follow.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

February 19, 2012

Roy Lloyd: What are you giving up for Lent?

Roy Lloyd

The forty days of Lent create a season to positively answer that question since it’s a time focused on spiritual growth and simplicity—a kind of spring cleaning.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

February 14, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Doing Good

Roy Lloyd

What would the world be like if each of us experienced something good each day? Even better—what would the world around us be like if each of us did one good thing each day?
Roy T. Lloyd Article

February 10, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Open Hands, Open Hearts

Roy Lloyd

A report in The New York Times, which primarily focused on what the top two Republican presidential candidates and the president gave to charity, also looked at giving by various sectors of the religious community.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

February 03, 2012

Roy Lloyd: When Impossibilities Happen

Roy Lloyd

There are many imponderables in life—truly great surprises such as the New York Football Giants actually making it to the Super Bowl! And the Bible is filled with stories of much more significant impossibilities coming true.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

January 28, 2012

Roy Lloyd: It's Just Not Fair!

Roy Lloyd

Roy Lloyd comments on what the U.S. Constitution and the book of Proverbs tell us about fairness.
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January 13, 2012

Roy Lloyd: MLK: What are you doing for others?

Roy Lloyd

Martin Luther King Jr. said that life’s most persistent question is: “What are you doing for others?” That’s an appropriate thought to consider on this Martin Luther King observance weekend
Roy T. Lloyd Article

January 12, 2012

Roy Lloyd: Raising the Level of Discourse

Roy Lloyd

Why has our society become so coarse, crude, and mean-spirited? And what can we do about it?
Roy T. Lloyd Article

December 31, 2011

Roy Lloyd: New Year's Guidelines

Roy Lloyd

In his commentary for new year's day, Roy Lloyd offers some good guidelines for the year based on the 12 Steps.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

December 20, 2011

Roy Lloyd: Christmas Controversies

Roy Lloyd

It's Christmas time, which means it's time for the latest silly controversies.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

October 25, 2011

Roy Lloyd: Reality TV or Worship?

Roy Lloyd

People should attend worship services, not be participants in a reality TV show that turns a spiritual occasion into a commercial one.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

October 22, 2011

Roy Lloyd: The Bible and Right-Wing Politics

Roy Lloyd

Many of the Republican presidential candidates assume that the Bible inevitably points people to a conservative political philosophy, but—they are wrong.
Roy T. Lloyd Article

October 20, 2011

Roy Lloyd: Greed, Hypocrisy, and Occupy Wall Street

Roy Lloyd

Roy Lloyd, a Lutheran minister and radio commentator, wonders what Jesus would think about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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December 29, 2002

The Gift of Light

Roy Lloyd

The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society.

Roy T. Lloyd Transcript

December 01, 2002

Tear Open the Heavens

Roy Lloyd

The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society.

Roy T. Lloyd Transcript

November 03, 2002

Charades and Reality

Roy Lloyd

The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn.

Roy T. Lloyd Transcript

October 06, 2002

Wild Grapes and Productivity

Roy Lloyd

The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn.