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A portion of the North Star window at Chicago's New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. It represents the great migration of African Americans leaving the South and includes images of the church's longest-serving pastors. Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Proclaiming the liberation narrative of God through church art

A Chicago church has installed a trio of stained-glass windows to help its members reclaim their past, honor their present and look ahead to their future.

"The Resurrection," an illumination of John 20 by Donald Jackson from The Saint John’s Bible. All images courtesy of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copyright 2002. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: Mary Magdalene's perspective: Reflecting resurrection

The spiritual practice of “divine seeing” invites us to look deeply and to question. How might you view the world differently from a place of greater focus and openness to new perspectives?

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