Another Church Burned Down in America

Another predominately African American church burned down this week. Mount Zion AME Church in Greelyville, South Carolina was the seventh church to burn since nine people were shot and killed at Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17.

Grieving With Charleston

My brothers and sisters were murdered this week. In a horrific act of hatred, men and women were killed while they studied scripture and prayed. I am grieving with Charleston.

How to Reduce Hunger One Row at a Time

Concerned with how to reduce hunger? Food insecurity is a worldwide problem, but a solution may be as close as your backyard. Join the ranks of people who plant an extra row in their backyard gardens to donate to the poor.

The Vanishing Summer Job

Summer jobs have always been a part of the American teen experience. Part-time, hourly jobs give teens a preview of what the real world is like while helping pay the bills. But what happens when a generation finds that summer jobs are vanishing?

Immigrants and the American Church

Jesus was an immigrant. Maybe even an “illegal” immigrant. He understood what it meant to be a stranger in a strange land and he asks us to care for immigrants who are struggling to survive as strangers in our land.

A Suburban Response to Racial Violence

From Ferguson to Charleston to Baltimore, racial violence is alive and well in America. But as urban peacemakers seek solutions, it’s a mistake for white suburbanites to paint racial violence as a city problem. Or worst yet, a black one.