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

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

Theme Overview: Reconciliation & Peacemaking

True peace of any kind is difficult to find and harder to keep. It’s also one of the clearest markers of a healthy community. It’s worth working for. In this section, three authors reflect on what it looks like to “make” peace -- to bring healing and new life into broken places.  Kayla Slagter writes … Continue reading Theme Overview: Reconciliation & Peacemaking