When You Are Torn Apart

By Abigail Alleman | Twitter: @abbyalleman As the sunlight filters its glistening beams across the too-full room in the ICU, I awake. To my right, head bowed, hands bent and clasped, is the psychiatrist who loves Jesus. She lifts her head, smiles and says in a gentle voice, “Good morning, Abigail. I have been praying for you.” […]

I’ve Got Your Back … And Some Olives

By Lindsay Mustafa Davis | Twitter: @lindsaymustafa On Saturday, Jan. 21, a group of friends and I joined with about 500,000 people to march on Washington, D.C. Together, we marched to support freedom of speech, religion, and press; to welcome the stranger and foreigner; and to stand up for equal rights and treatment for people of color, Muslims, […]

We are Women, We are Strong

By Catherine Hanna Schrock We are women We are strong We belong To the global sisterhood Fortified for the good Of the other Daughter, Mother Sister, brother Every nation Reverberate The proclamation That each one is The beloved Reconciled through grace United in love Come, sisters, With the wisdom Of our ancestors For the sake […]

We are the Light Bearers

By Jenny Rose Foster There is a call to action traveling through the winds—to the north, to the south, the east and the west. All directions. All volumes. A calling … to Rise Up! Now is not the time for silence. Now is the time to stand tall. Oh, lift your heads. Look up. A time […]

The Red Couch: Blood Brothers INTRODUCTION

By Jamie Y. Watkins | Twitter: @jamieywatkins Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. —Matthew 5:9 Last fall, my local YMCA hosted a workshop with guests from the Jerusalem International YMCA. The speakers, a Palestinian Christian man and an Israeli Jewish woman, came to talk about how the Y in Jerusalem is […]