Tag: reflection

In Response to Charlottesville

It is 2017 and yet everything I witnessed in Charlottesville, VA  this past Saturday seemed reminiscent of things I’d read and seen in my history textbooks.  Crowds of people gathered flying Confederate and Nazi flags, shouting words of hate.  Some counter protesters shouted back, while others stood silently in prayer or singing words of peace.  I witnessed people bloodied. I saw people fighting. I heard tear gas being deployed – I could smell it and see it spreading.

From Standing Rock: Finding Hope at the River

By Erin Maxfield-Steele Contributing Author “My soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you, as in a barren and dry land where there is no water.” -Psalm 63 Cannon Ball, North Dakota is a […]

Post-Election: Grief, Resistance and Reconciliation

The end result is reconciliation, but we can’t race to the end goal without going through some necessary and painful steps of our own. Waking up to find that the national narrative had changed overnight […]

Reflection on Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Shantavia Beale II, 2012 Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason […]

Living Faithfully with Compassion Overload

“I want to talk to you briefly today about Compassion and compassion overload in the stress-filled world.”