Charlottesville Clergy Collective

Charlottesville after August 12

Charlottesville Clergy Collective after August 12 1

The first anniversary of the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville is approaching. I want to reflect on that event and highlight what the faith communities in the Charlottesville area are doing since then to address racism in our community. The events of August 11 and 12 traumatized us. We are still feeling the aftermath of those two […]

First Small Step Toward Racial Unity

This Friday is the first anniversary of the shooting in Charleston, SC. On June 17, 2015, nine black members of Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, including pastor, Rev. Clementa Carlos Pinckney, were gunned down by a visitor during a Wednesday night Bible study. Like many, I was horrified. My thoughts and prayers were with the victims of the families. The following […]