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The Holiest Experience: A Reflection from Ferguson

The Holiest Experience: A Reflection from Ferguson

August 26, 2015 | I did not have to think too long about the opportunity to be around a group of like-minded people who had been doing the work for black liberation for over a year now. Not that I didn’t consider the risks – I knew that these same people had been facing fully armed police officers, tear gas, mace, and other psychological trauma that still effects them today... When people ask about my experience in Ferguson, I tell them it was the holiest experience of my life, and it was. I felt like I was putting feet on my faith, doing what Jesus has long commanded us to do. To fight with and for the oppressed. What I have carried with me every day since are the people that I met in St. Louis and Ferguson. Read more »

Crossing My

Crossing My "Red Rover" Zone

August 24, 2015 | In 2011, my friend told me our neighbor had kicked out their high school son because he could not successfully complete a program to help him “leave homosexuality,” and not be gay. Upon hearing that story, [my husband] Mark and I were moved to address the need for education and information regarding diverse human sexuality and gender identity, starting in our own neighborhood. We opened our home to persons interested in understanding their LGBTQ sibling, former spouse, child, parent, friend or their own LGBTQ identity. Because so much hate speech comes from faith communities, I called the group Another Story, realizing that something needed to be told other than what so many churches were telling. Read more »

Conflict Transformation Training in North East India

Conflict Transformation Training in North East India

April 11, 2014 | In October 2013, a training in Conflict Transformation was held in Guwahati, the capital of the state of Assam, in Northeast India. The training worked with people from five tribes that have been fighting each other for years. Phenpiga H. Rengma, a participant in the training, recently sent this report on the work being done in the region by his group. Watch Now »


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