Julia Dinsmore: Singing Freedom’s Song

I led a workshop in Minnesota last week for the good folks at Collegeville Institute. (If you don’t know them, check em out here. They’re doing great work to support faith-rooted writing in the world.) A highlight of the week was getting to hang out with Julia Dinsmore, freedom singer, medicine story-teller, and great porch sitter [Read More...]

Our Children’s March: What 1963 Can Teach US About the “Border Crisis”

As images of kids at the US/Mexico border continue to feed the 24-hour news cycle, I’m reminded of Birmingham in May of 1963 and the pictures that gripped the nation that spring. What we’re calling the “border crisis” is today’s Children’s March in the struggle for immigrant justice. The real question is not how to “address [Read More...]