First responders’ panel on gun violence

MARCC hosts first responders’ panel on gun violence, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27 Following the mass shooting at Cincinnati’s Cameo Club in March, learn from public health and emergency responders about the impact of gun violence. This is part of the...

Becoming instruments of peace

God, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where ...

Listening to the Whos

Sometime shortly after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Theodor Geisel, better known by his pen-name, Dr. Seuss, made some extremely disparaging remarks about the Japanese people. The normally open-minded ...

The violence of neglect

Any given day I walk in Franklinton, I hear at least one of the two following things – someone might have a loud argument or a neighborhood visitor could remark about how run-down everything is and sort of laug...

Jerusalem: I don’t love you and I always will

In this excerpt from Fierce: Women of the Bible and their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation, author Alice Connor reflects on two chapters of Ezekiel – Chapter 16, the allegory of a...

Escaping violence comes at a cost

THE ANXIETY OF SEPARATION “Coming to America was a day of worship and praise,” former refugee Blaise told a group of listeners at the Diocese of Southern Ohio Convention in Dublin this past fall, just two months after his arrival. They’ve experienced first...

Finding the good in Good Friday

Why do we call something good that was on the surface such a horrific act of violence and that demonstrated the fullness of human depravity? In "Finding the good in Good Friday," the Rev. Ken Wheeler discuss...