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June 21, 2013
An Open Letter to Art Pope: Hear the Good News
Dear Mr. Pope, Though we do not know each other, I’m writing because of what...
June 20, 2013
Becoming the City We Want to Be
Back in March of this year, The Everyday Awakening covered the faith-based organizing efforts of...
June 18, 2013
The Heart of a Teacher, the Soul of Our State
For the past seven weeks, a growing number of North Carolinians have gathered at our...
June 14, 2013
An Easy Essay on Community
I'm just back from three days at the monastery with a working group on community--pastors,...
June 12, 2013
Learning Community Alongside Walltown’s Youth
Last week Katelyn Chapman completed three years with SFC's Walltown Aspiring Youth, where she served...
June 10, 2013
The Heart of Moral Monday
Hundreds of clergy from across North Carolina will gather in Raleigh today to lead the...
June 05, 2013
A Letter to My Kids: Why I Got Arrested
Dear JaiMichael and Nora, Since we went to Moral Monday together a couple of weeks...
May 28, 2013
School Board Member on Why She Got Arrested
As I prepared to enter the NC Legislature last Monday with hundreds of fellow citizens...
May 27, 2013
Political Science Professor on Why He Got Arrested
The growing movement of people who are putting their bodies on the line to resist...
May 26, 2013
What Democracy Looks Like
Ms. Rosamell Eaton rose early at her Franklin County home to drive to Raleigh, North...
May 24, 2013
UNC Economics Professor on Why He Got Arrested
Mass civil disobedience at the NC Legislature has drawn attention in recent weeks, drawing attention...
May 22, 2013
A New Day in North Carolina
For the past four Mondays in Raleigh, North Carolina, evening sessions at the Legislature building...
May 08, 2013
Drinking from the Justice Well
Ten years ago, when we were starting a little community in Durham, NC, that wanted...
May 07, 2013
Mothers Day, Pentecost, and the Family of God
Jesus said, "Call no man 'Father,'" but promised that those who left their homes would...
May 06, 2013
“Ilegal”: the New “N” Word?
Last week, I wrote to say how I'm inspired by the young people at our...
April 30, 2013
On Followership: Building Up the Movement I Can’t Lead
Daryl Atkinson isn't just quoting statistics when he talks about America's most overlooked domestic crisis--mass...
April 24, 2013
Instead of “Leadership Development”
Ms. Juanita teaches three year-olds at the Head Start program downtown. She stays just a...
March 29, 2013
I love the intimacy of Jesus' ministry on that first Easter--with Mary in the garden,...
March 27, 2013
Jesus, at Least, Opposed the Death Penalty
In an act that echoed the backroom negotiations of Temple court lawyers 2,000 years ago,...
March 25, 2013
Action Update: Unequal Enforcement of Panhandling Law
Last Friday, when we announced that eight local ministers would violate Durham's anti-panhandling law because...
March 22, 2013
We Have Heard. Now, Let Us Act
I'm glad to live in Durham, NC. Yes, we have our problems, like all places....
March 20, 2013
First Public Meeting on Durham’s Anti-Panhandling Law
In 2003, my wife Leah and I came to Durham to start the Rutba House,...
March 20, 2013
Remembering Gordon Cosby (1917-2013)
At 4:15am this morning, Church of the Savior co-founder and life-long servant leader Gordon Cosby...
March 19, 2013
Remembering Baghdad, 2003
Ten years ago this week, Leah and I joined a group of peacemakers in Baghdad...
March 08, 2013
The Trouble With Earthly Cities
I'm grateful to Tyler Wigg-Stevenson and the conversation he's invited with his new book, The...
March 06, 2013
Update on Lenten Fast
On Ash Wednesday, I wrote about how Rutba House, along with friends from around Durham,...
February 22, 2013
Yoked: A Community Farm outside Winnipeg, MB
One of the gifts of my work with School for Conversion is that I get...
February 13, 2013
The Fast We’ve Chosen: Begging with Our Friends
Today Christians in Durham join sisters and brothers around the world to begin the season...
February 08, 2013
Evangelicalism’s Justice Conversation
For over forty years, a minority movement in American evangelicalism stood strong and shouted loud...
February 01, 2013
No Crime to Be Poor
Our fair city has decided to make it illegal to be a beggar in Durham's...
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