Dreaming Toward Freedom: Abolition Visions of Love-Made-Flesh

published on Nov 29, 2022 Whenever I talk about contemporary abolition movements with people, especially prison and policing abolition, one of the first responses raised in critique often goes something like this: “but abolition is just focused on tearing something down; we have to be realistic about and know what will replace it before we


Forced by Circumstances to Come Together

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”  – Henry Ford Thanksgiving is a time when many people in the United States come together to celebrate and reflect on the things, circumstances, and people in our lives that we are most grateful for. In this period of reflection, people


Prayers follow mass shooting at LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs

One the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, five people were killed in a mass shooting in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. At least 18 others were injured Saturday evening, Nov. 19, before Club Q patrons subdued the gunman. The Open and Affirming Coalition, United Church of Christ, through Executive Director Andy Lang, immediately