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The author and others marching in Charlottesville

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas, center with red stole, is flanked by two local rabbis in a procession of clergy and others. The group included Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, wearing white t-shirt and jeans, who called for the statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed. Photo courtesy of Elaine Ellis Thomas

Elaine Ellis Thomas: With love from C'ville

A participant in the clergy response to the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12 shares her story.

People on a pilgrimage walk through downtown Durham, NC

Participants in the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope walk through the N.C. city. The pilgrimage teaches about the pain, pride and suffering of the city's people. Photos courtesy of DurhamCares.

M. Keith Daniel: Pilgrimage as a path to personal and communal transformation

Going on a “pilgrimage of pain and hope” in your own city is a spiritual discipline with the power to transform your relationship with a place and its people, writes a pilgrimage participant and leader.

Emmanuel Katongole

Emmanuel Katongole is an associate professor of theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Katongole

Emmanuel Katongole: Lament and hope in Africa

Despite decades of hardship, violence and war, hope is alive in Africa. It flows from lament, a deep wrestling and arguing with God, the theologian says in his new book.

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