Some of our endorsers and friends have written and compiled this open letter. We share it here as part of our Signs of the Times.
Because we live in a world marked by nationalism, racism, and horrific violence, we need voices that can help us lament, voices that can call us to prayer, and voices that can point us to faithful action and engagement with those around us. This week, we’re sharing a piece written by EP member and longtime board chair Debra Dean Murphy.
It is our prayer that Debra’s short but powerful piece, “We See What We Say,” will help guide you to faithful words and actions in the midst of a week of grief and anger.
EP endorser Kelly Johnson recently published some reflections on “Overcoming the Fear of Beggars” over at Catholic Moral Theology. As we pray and grieve and wrestle with how we might respond to the events of the past week, her words are especially timely:
“Overcoming the Fear of Beggars”
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“[Wendell Berry’s] work reminds us, then, that our faith must be embodied, that it must go to work in local, loving economies that strive to honor the immeasurable gift of life.”
Ragan Sutterfield is an Ekklesia Project endorser and former Gathering planner. Christianity Today’s review of his book on Wendell Berry is our current Signs of the Times article. You may read it here.
What makes Christians Christian is their willingness to look for redemption by fighting for justice even if redemption is not evident and even when justice does not readily come.
Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Tran, endorsers of the Ekklesia Project, examine how “the church might be the church in a time of Trump…”.