Reconciliation

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David Bailey, founder of the nonprofit Arrabon, onstage at the closing concert of a songwriting internship. Arrabon's programs provide leadership opportunities to minorities, women and others who don’t normally have a leadership development pipeline. Photo by Mike Morones

David Bailey: Christians and the work of reconciliation

We underestimate the brokenness brought about by racism -- and the creativity needed to reverse it -- but Christianity offers a way forward to healing and reconciliation, says the executive director of Arrabon.

Sanitation workers discuss their protest with the mayor of Memphis in a musical based on the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, “Union: The Musical.”  Photo by Alex Maness

Creators of a new musical pursue healing and reconciliation

“Union: A Musical” tells the story of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike. But its real purpose is to spark a conversation about racial and economic justice in the communities where it is performed.

Ribbons and South Korean flags hang on a fence on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. Photo by LoeskieBoom

Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Longing for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The act of fearing another goes against the notion that we are meant to embrace and love our neighbor, writes a theologian involved in the inter-Korean peace process.

Worship can be a powerful way to engage conflict, as participants discovered at this 2018 Colossian Forum event on political division. 
Photo courtesy of The Colossian Forum

Michael Gulker: Conflict and Christian discipleship

In a time of intense polarization, both inside and outside the church, Christians are called not to run from conflict but to engage it, drawing upon ancient practices of the faith, says the president of The Colossian Forum.

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