A vandalized mural for LatinX Heritage Month that has been repainted by its creators to read "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds" with a raised fist.

Accompaniment, Direct Action, and Deportation: A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose

A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose //  Background: On November 23rd, 2018 Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an immigrant from Mexico who had been living in sanctuary at CityWell church for 11 months, was arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) during a trap appointment at a U.S. Immigration Services office in Morrisville, North Carolina. 28 people of the many … Continue reading Accompaniment, Direct Action, and Deportation: A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose

Theme Overview: Civil Disobedience

The phrase “civil disobedience” might seem, at first glance, an oxymoron. How can someone break the law in a way that others would consider “civil?”  The contributors to this section are all asking that question, and come up with answers particular to their contexts. There are many ways, it seems, for conscientious people to resist … Continue reading Theme Overview: Civil Disobedience

The Field-work of Reconciliation: Land, Healing, and Agrarian Theology

Written by  Julia Sendor // I am a white farmer, farming on land that was given as a gift, by a black farmer, to be a space for neighbors to come together after an unsolved murder in their community. “Healing divisions by growing food together” – that’s the mission of our work at Anathoth Community … Continue reading The Field-work of Reconciliation: Land, Healing, and Agrarian Theology

Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

A conversation with Marcus McAllister //  Interviewed by Johanna Depenthal, SC Co-founder SC: Violence is often seen as an inevitable result of conflict. How do you make a distinction between conflict and violence in your work with Cure Violence? Marcus: One of the things that we do is we look at violence being the root … Continue reading Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

After the Headlines: Trauma and Peacebuilding in the Wake of the Rwandan Genocide

Written by Kayla Slagter //  I’ll never forget the day I realized news headlines are a collection of real people’s life stories. My friend was sharing her own story at a favorite coffee shop of ours in an up-and-coming area of Kigali, Rwanda. Because of her nationality and age, she was a teenager during the … Continue reading After the Headlines: Trauma and Peacebuilding in the Wake of the Rwandan Genocide