At Home in Beloved Community

In many ways, the peculiar community of our 21st Century Freedom Ride grew out of the beloved community that Leah and I were adopted into when we went to Baghdad with Christian Peacemaker Teams in 2003. There we met Jim Douglass, who invited us to learn from the Catholic Worker’s long tradition of hospitality houses. [Read More…]

Precious Lord: A Poet’s Cry

  I’ve heard a recording of Thomas Dorsey telling the story of how, after his wife’s death during childbirth, he could not even find words to pray. Some friends who were keeping vigil with him said, “Just start.” So he said, “Lord…” But he couldn’t find anything more to say. One of his friends said, [Read More…]