Written by Chris Keil // I am seated with new friends and acquaintances in a small main room of a small home in Ethiopia. A wonderful mix of smells swirls around the group as we chat about family, professional projects, and world affairs. The fragrance of burning eucalyptus charcoal and incense permeates the space. Soon, … Continue reading Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies
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?
Written by Johanna Depenthal // An observer on a moonlit spring night in 1964 on the coast of the South American country now known as Guyana might have been surprised to spy a tall, young British man moving silently and determinedly down remote Shell Beach. Also patrolling the beach, though with a very different aim, … Continue reading Beach Boys: How a Brit and a Group of Arawak Hunters Taught Me to See People as Human
Written by Neftali Medina // How do we change the world for the better? If you ask a hundred people this question, you’ll get a hundred different answers, but the core of the answers will always be the same: the need for a “unified entity”. People need to unite, someone or a community needs to lead. … Continue reading The Roadhouse: A Safe Haven for Transformation
Written by Brandon McNichol // The city of Orlando is known for many things. Its theme parks, sports teams, and beautiful landscapes all earn this town its worldwide renown. However, there is an overlooked part of Orlando that lacks much of this city’s usual magic. It is called Parramore, and I have dedicated four summers … Continue reading Advocating for Advocacy