Written by Katharina Depenthal & Madison Gent // Katharina: When I was 14 years old, I was extremely eager to go and volunteer at our local animal shelter. My mother drove me over to go and inquire about their policy for teen volunteers. Once I got there and asked the woman at the register about volunteering, … Continue reading “Not Fit to Scoop Poop”: A Rallying Cry to Youth
Written by Alex & Lynn Jones // “Alex, why do you live in the ‘hood?” my incredulous cousin asked during our (Alex and Lynn) wedding weekend. We graduated from college with a strong sense of intentionality: We moved with several of our friends to Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood to continue exploring themes of race, justice, … Continue reading Should We Stay or Should We Go?
“Where do you walk? Who are your friends? Where do you go? What kind of everyday are you accustoming your children to?” Whether we have children or not, these questions—posed by Gillian Henry in her story “Walking Humbly”—are ones worth pondering. “Everyday” is the key word here: What kinds of impacts are caused by the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle
Written by Dan Peterson // A collection of things occur both internally and externally when a person is forced to flee in order to secure the safety of both their own life and that of their family. The journey and traumas along the way often lead a person to deeply question their self-efficacy. A primary … Continue reading Refugees, Employment, & a Front Row Seat to Resilience
Written by David Lui // It was the summer of 2008. Bryan Mills’ (Liam Neeson) daughter had been taken, leading to his iconic monologue to the kidnappers: “I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” I almost squealed with excitement when the reply came: “Good luck.” It was all … Continue reading Writing Hope in Tragedy