The Gift and Challenge of Memory

The Gift and Challenge of Memory

A powerful moment of remembering took place across the U.S. last weekend. The 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 occurred in the midst of unprecedented challenges on many fronts that consume mind, heart and will, making constructive and cooperative progress...
The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

My public school and religious education were taught through the lens of “American exceptionalism.” We were not only blessed, we learned; we were also special, which translated to privileged. I don’t recall learning about the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny...
Mass Graves Reveal 966 Children Left Unnamed

Mass Graves Reveal 966 Children Left Unnamed

History will tell stories about how this society, in this time, failed to treat every person as a person of worth. History might also tell of the ways people of faith failed to treat persons as persons of sacred worth. It’s a matter of respecting all persons, caring...