Is there a right way to help? Everything must start with relationship.

As a part of the #EverydayPeacemaking campaign we are bringing you stories from Everyday Peacemakers around the world. . . . con·tend kənˈtend verb :  to strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against difficulties :  struggle The word “contend” isn’t usually used in everyday language, yet it’s very much at the heart of our…

The Pipeline Continues: May We Hear the Voice(s) of the People

Last month, I found myself sitting in a tent listening to the Sioux tribal elders at Standing Rock reflect on the implications of the Dakota Access Pipeline halt. In arctic temperatures surrounded by domestic and international reporters, one of the elders (pic) described the tribe’s genuine celebration at the halt and proceeded to elaborate on…

The Necessary Pilgrimage I’m Taking with My Daughter

Our formation and the world’s restoration requires followers of Jesus to wear out the tread on our shoes. Let me explain…. For the first half of my life, my formation occurred almost exclusively within sterile academic environments. A student with insatiable curiosity, I was well adapted to the practice of learning aboutpeople, their places, and…