Orlando, Istanbul, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Nice….
In light of recent tragedies, mentioning the names of these cities brings to mind injustice, violence, and loss of life rather than the true natures of these cities or the people who live there.
Our friends and family on Facebook proclaim their opinions as facts. Lines are being drawn. Sides seemingly must be taken.
The idea of loving people with whom we disagree or differ becomes harder and harder to live out and yet more and more important.
In this newsletter, I want to share some resources to help you reach out to Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Socialists, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Caucasians, Muslims, the LGBT community, skeptics, or anyone else.
We can and need to forge a better future!
Here are some articles to give hope and next steps in doing so:
On Violence, Injustice, and Diversity:
Who Will Heal America? (On Our Divided Country)
Responding to Injustice by Latasha Morrison
How To Respond To A Broken World (On Chicago Violence and The Orlando Attack)
Racial Embrace: A Poem by James Wilson
Creating a Diverse Community: 3 Critical Steps
On Loving God and Loving People:
Undone: Finding Power in Our Powerlessness