At our church in Ferguson, people are no longer afraid to bring up the pain of last year. But anxiety over the deeper issues remains.
In New York, 400,000 people marched to demand action on climate change. Thousands of us were there at least partly because of our faith.
In a direct action by church progressives who have repeatedly decried the federal spending cuts affecting the poor, more than 100 activists were arrested for blocking an entrance to a congressional office building during a frigid, pre-Christmas confrontation.