Interview


Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms

Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms on Hard Conversations

The Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms speaks to me about the importance of community, hard conversations, and paying attention to the people around us. Rev. Brown-Grooms talks about what led her to┬áNew Beginnings Christian Community┬áin 2011 to co-pastor with Rev. Liz Emrey, the founder of the church. Rev. Brown-Grooms has also been an active member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. She will […]


Christian Picciolini

Christian Picciolini on Compassion and Empathy

Christian Picciolini is a former neo-Nazi leader who now devotes his life to helping people leave white supremacist and other extremist groups. He is the author of White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement–and How I Got Out. I had a moment to speak with Christian about compassion and empathy before his presentation at Mt. Zion […]