charlottesville

Questions for the men who chant ‘Blood and Soil.’ Questions for the rest of us.

 “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking…” – Ghandi I’m heartbroken about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, yesterday. I’m incredulous at the photos of hoards of white men with raised torches, clenched fists, angry eyes and hateful sneers. In college I did an extensive research project on the KKK.  As I forced myself to experience yesterday […]

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ashes, ashes: what Jesus really came to save us from

Last night I went to St. Gregory’s of Nyssa, the small Episcopal church a few blocks from my house.  The small sanctuary was glowing with candles, and it was completely silent. People entered and silently filtered into their seats.  We nodded to acknowledge each others’ presence instead of greeting each other out loud. At 7 […]