Voices

The Francis Pledge

By the Franciscan Action Network We hold these truths to be self-evident; that we are created equal and that our discourse with one another is marked by mutual respect, considerate listening,…


Love Heals Wounds

John and Marie had never had such an ugly fight in all their seventeen years of marriage. Doors were slammed. A glass was thrown against the wall. Angry words were spoken….


Week 10: Love When It Counts

The week of voting has come. It’s an understatement, I know, to say that many of us are relieved it’s almost over. Many of us share the sense that this election…


Love is Open to Change

By Ryan Phipps You are being programmed right now. Every pixel, every sound byte, every limbic social media post – they’re all intended to nudge you a little closer to the…


Love is Gracious

By Rabbi Stephanie Kolin November 8th is looming. No doubt, we all feel it. We feel the tension of it through our whole bodies. What decision will our country make? Who…


A Season of Healing

By Cheryl Leanza, civil rights advocate and policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry. We have one week to go until our nation goes to the polls….


Let Love Overcome Us

By Hussein Rashid, PhD Love wins! What has it won? What had it lost? Perhaps love has not won. Perhaps we have lost. We have lost love. Perhaps it’s not that…


Week 8: Love Wins

By Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis God is Love. So says the writer of 1 John. Synonyms. The writer also tells us that perfect Love casts out fear. Perfect love. Completed love. Love…


Love Votes for Beauty

By Ben McBride Cathedral builders of old designed plans that would take 250 years to complete, and they began the arduous task of constructing an edifice they would never occupy. I’ve…


Week 7: Love Votes

By Michael-Ray Mathews One of my favorite on-screen conversations is the one between comedian Dave Chappelle and the late Dr. Maya Angelou on Sundance’s Iconoclasts series. It is a powerful cross-generational…