“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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Winter-Wear Drive for Youth

Considering the whole child—thinking about every child as a developing human being with unknowable, infinite potential—impels us to think holistically about how we as a society, as a community, as a region, can support that child. – from the recent report of the Ferguson Commission In hopes of moving beyond charity into fellowship, we are […]

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Wishing for Perfect Victims

In the past few months dozens of white people have told me “I agree that Black Lives Matter. I just wish this didn’t all start with Mike Brown.” They want an easier victim, someone who everyone would agree was a sympathetic victim. They don’t want there to be any questions. I think there are two […]

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