The Cure for Independence Day

We have been dishonest about the past, so we’ve become fearful of the truth, too fragile to respond to the present reality. This week many people in the United States reflected on independence, realized or withheld. But for people of color, a piece of the story is missing. Independence Day is not an inappropriate time […]

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Why We Can’t Wait

In January we gathered with partners from around the St. Louis region to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Our keynote speaker, Rev. Starsky Wilson, charged us: “Personal pietism will not repair the breach. Relational or racial reconciliation will not restore streets to live in. Social services, even coordinated wraparound services, […]

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“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ” Arundhati Roy All too […]

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Through the Fire

Churches in St. Louis are burning. There have been seven fires in two weeks, most of them at predominantly black churches across the north side of the city. Thankfully, no one has been injured and the structural damage is relatively minor, but it is a reminder that while many white evangelicals talk about persecution, the […]

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