We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “surprise.”
They were black, Latino, and white. They were whispering and laughing together.
It was the congregation's pro-LGBTQ stance that brought Robbyn Davis-Ellison's family to United Church. The commitment to racial justice kept them there.
I used to lead activities like the "Privilege Walk" and "Cross the Line." I couldn't shake the feeling that they were not taking us very far.
As the imam spoke, it struck me that a whole generation of Muslim Americans would grow up feeling the weight of self-consciousness.
After Pathways settled in its new home, former St. Giles members started coming back to worship there. It took a little getting used to.