When Burial’s Unaffordable, Grief Compounds

I have been exploring the funeral and burial customs of impoverished people in the Latino community of upstate South Carolina. I began doing this recently after considering the high cost of funerals in general. Some impoverished Latinos could not claim the bodies of...

Hard Times Reveal the Depth of Our Roots

Shallow roots will not yield authentic community with poor and suffering people. I can only offer what I have first received. The watching world needs to see deeply rooted faith. My little backyard garden dried up this summer. I harvested only a few tomatoes and no...