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Table-talk About Race
A month ago, I sat across the kitchen table from my 84-year-old father, the evening news humming in the background, and asked him point blank, “Daddy, have you known a time since the 1960’s when race has been so central to our daily conversations?” He looked at me, quizzically, then knowingly responded, “No. Not since the 1960’s can I remember race being such a central topic of our national dialogue.” Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Walter Scott, and most recently, Freddie Gray have catapulted race and race relations to discussions at dinner tables, boardroom tables, defense and prosecutor’s tables, and yes, our altar tables. Read more.
All Mothers’ Children Across the Diocese
Mother’s Day on May 10 in the Diocese of Washington was marked by many of the usual traditions. There were warm greetings and prayers for mothers, flowers to take home. But in 40 churches, the annual celebration of mothers was refocused in response to Bishop Mariann Budde’s call to dedicate the day to prayer and witness for all mothers — particularly those who live with the daily fear of losing their children to violence, as well as for the children themselves. Read more.