It was a dreary night outside, and a warm welcome inside the library of Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport, CT Tuesday night. After a winter of traveling south to talk about race, justice, privilege, and the lines that divide us, I loved being able to gather with people here in Connecticut to address these topics and discuss how to participate as a community in the work of healing.
Some of the questions they asked about participating in their community’s healing included:
In an increasingly secularized culture, do you think faith is important as we try to address social divisions?
How much are anxiety and fear causing us to stay divided?
Have you seen differences in response to your message in different parts of the country?
How do we make amends for the injustices of the past while also “moving the ball forward” into a more hopeful future?
We had a great conversation, and once again I felt honored to get to play a small part in one community’s work to acknowledge the harm of social divisions, reach out for help, and participate in healing.