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The violence of white supremacy

White supremacy is inherently violent. Sometimes that violence comes in words that deny the common humanity we share with all God’s children, and sometimes that violence comes from the point of a gun.President Trump has used his words for violence as he denigrates the...

Words for the Journey – July 2019

no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a sharkyou only run for the borderwhen you see the whole city running as well…you have to understand,that no one puts their children in a boatunless the water is safer than the land “Home” by Warsan Shire In Exodus 2 we...

Words for the journey — June 2019

Greetings, Friends!It’s June! The traditional season of celebrating dads and grads, brides and grooms — and of me randomly offering renditions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “June is Busting Out All Over!” But I digress. 😊June is also the month that we commemorate...

A word from our Co-Executive Director

I grew up in a home in Compton, Calif., where my grandmother lived with us. Mama and Daddy were pioneering vanguards in their families’ treks during the Great Migration of African Americans who journeyed from the southern United States to the north and west during the...

Words for the journey — April 2019

Happy Spring!It’s the Lenten Season, and so I’ve been reflecting. Not all of my reflection has been profound, or even profitable (yet), but I make the effort anyhow.  Because that is the invitation of Lent — to reflect, to put aside distractions and perhaps pick up...

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