A Water Walk to raise awareness and funds for water insecurity in Malawi raised more than $1,300 locally and in excess of $202,000 nationally.
“It’s very clear after two years of operation, our preschool is beloved not only by the children, but their parents, families and our community.”
“Participating in this very public display of repentance and atonement for my own silence and inaction, as well as that of the White church as a whole, served as a wake-up call.”
“In having this conversation in the town square outside the four walls of the church, it has people reflecting on racial injustice way beyond those who just attended the vigil.”
“I show up to stand with our neighbors, to listen and to learn. I hope to take these experiences and interpret them through a gospel-lens for my congregation so that we can journey together into these troubled but hopeful waters.”
“With a ‘call’ to peace and justice in the kingdom of God, it appears at this time that the church is being asked to have both a supportive and on-looker role.”
“Voices and energies need to be raised against this wickedness of our generation, and pastors hesitant to wade into these waters are charged to re-examine their reluctance.”
“Las voces y las energías necesitan ser elevadas sobre esta maldad de nuestra generación, y pastores indecisos a vadear en estas aguas necesitan preguntarse por que.”
PDF version of this letter is available here.
“In a real sense, the women in the Bible were pioneers, for their stories were told in a society and time that did not value their leadership or their voices.”