Author

Cole Arthur Riley

Writer

Cole Arthur Riley is the creator of Black Liturgies, a space for Black spiritual words of liberation, lament, rage and rest and a project of The Center for Dignity and Contemplation, where she serves as executive curator.

Born and for the most part raised in Pittsburgh, Riley studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh. For nearly a decade now, following the advice of a wise professor, she has been writing a little every day. She is the author of “This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories That Make Us.”

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Applications now open for Reflective Leadership Grants

“The Reflective Leadership Grant gave me space and resources to connect with colleagues from diverse traditions and hear about what God is up to across the church…” — Emily McGinley, City Church San Francisco

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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