Faith Reflections

Faith Reflections

Contributing authors and speakers share their insights on matters of faith and the community.

The destruction observed at the Will Scarlet and Eagle River coal mines demands that we see pollution as a theological problem.

We call upon the General Assembly to amend the new concealed carry law in order to declare places of worship, pastoral care, and religious instruction as “gun-free.” We ask for the same consideration as libraries, schools, hospitals, and casinos.

The arc of God’s reign bends toward justice. Join me in prayer as we continue this work.

Everyone who believes in democracy should at least once in their lifetime (and preferably more than once) journey to Springfield with PCG/CRS. Citizen lobbying is both good for the soul and fun.

Rev. Eddie Knox reflects on our mission to stop illegal hand guns from reaching our communities, like in the Pullman community where he serves as pastor, during CRS' Day of Faith at the Capitol.

Before leaving the hospital where I work, I was asked "why" I was going to Chicago to march for an end to gun violence. After all, “we” don't live "there."

A nameless Canaanite woman stands as a testament to the power of advocacy. Her story challenges me when I feel the work is too difficult and sustains me when I feel inadequate to the task.

So for the duration of Lent, I am giving up the temptation to fall into despair. Giving up the temptation to sit down upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of Earth.

A blessing for Ash Wednesday by Jan Richardson as we begin this holy season of Lent.

African Americans are trapped in a New Jim Crow resulting from structural racism and the War on Drugs. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for each of us to be judged as equals. His vision compels us to look beyond racial justice and work for human rights for all.


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