Posts Categorized: Justice

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   Disturbing criesA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Mark 10:46–52 by Magdalena I. García They came to Jericho. As he and… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   My untended gardenA poem about seeing oppression in and outside the church . . . and doing nothing by Rose Niles I stareinto my untended gardenwith its morning-dappledlight barely whispering through the treetops—this bower encapsulating my tiny havenmy church of light,this freshly longed forchurch in the world—when my eye spies… Read more »

Writing in the Margins

Thinking with a not-so-colonized mind   Why I (still) love Pope FrancisHow a humble priest from the slums of Buenos Aires has changed the face of Catholicism (and Christianity) for me, despite him not being everything I want by Antonio “Tony” Aja I am a Presbyterian pastor. I try to follow the tenets of the… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   Where justice and compassion meet—in BaltimoreKate Foster Connors talks with Derrick Weston about creating an urban mission center at the heart of Baltimore that hosts church groups and equips congregations to engage their neighborhoods in… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   Charm City BluesBaltimore and trauma-informed community by Derrick L. Weston Some refer to them as “riots.” Some call it the “uprising,” others the “unrest.” Whatever you call it, it has been over a month since… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   True kindredA reflection and confession based on Mark 3:31–35 by Magdalena I. García Then his mother and his brothers came; and… Read more »