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...

Practicing peace through listening

Violence seems to be on the rise all around us. Gun violence continues to be an intractable problem in American society. Drug and gang-related violence continues to inject fear into our inner cities. Civil war, persecution and deep insecurity is fueling massiv...

Why is childhood illiteracy a life sentence?

“There’s no fighting here,” a camper announces at Christ Church Cathedral, one of Summer Camp Reading’s eleven sites. “I wish school were like this.” An oasis from bullying. Not all bullying is done by indiv...