I Felt Fear. But We Shall Overcome

Isaac Lawson

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. All 35 of us boarded the coach bus as the sun was setting over Birmingham. Our destination was Montgomery, Alabama, with a stop for dinner first.  Upon arrival at the restaurant, I realized that I had left my bag with my laptop in the hotel’s conference room.  Since the ...


Many Voices, One Mission: This In-Between Time

Debbie Gline Allen

1/16/2019

"What do we do in this in-between time where the answers are not readily apparent, let alone within reach?" —Debbie Gline Allen


Seeing Is Believing

Stephen Camp

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. Sometimes many of us don’t believe a thing, because we are not in proximity of that thing in every waking moment of our lives. We do all we can to avoid the reality of that thing and its implications for our personal lives. We can ignore that thing because we deny and believe ...


To Tell the Truth: Reflections on Alabama

Kari Nicewander

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. It was the epicenter of the slave trade, where we began our journey, standing together on the site of a slave warehouse in Montgomery. The voices of enslaved people filled the room: A mother, pleading for news of her children. A little boy, trying to comfort his sister. A man,...


You Can't Change What You Don't Acknowledge

Kent Siladi

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. Two short weeks ago our group gathered at Bradley Airport.  We didn’t all know each other.  We didn’t really know what was in store for this group in the four days that would unfold before us.  What we knew was that we were about to embark on a civil rights trip to Alabama and...


Many Voices, One Mission: Community

Mary Nelson

1/9/2019

Rev. Mary Nelson reflects on a day spent in support of a long-time Silver Lake friend as she waits at a hospital.


Many Voices, One Mission: Love Knows No Borders

Kelly Gallagher

1/2/2019

"As we look to acknowledge that the borders we have created may not be serving God’s call for us as church, it opens our hearts to consider other borders and boundaries that may be standing in the way of God’s light breaking forth." — Rev. Kelly Gallagher


Many Voices One Mission: Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Karen Ziel

12/26/2018

"While leaders form bonds within their congregations; healthy relationships of mutual support among peers are essential."— Karen Ziel


Many Voices One Mission: Filling The Pages

Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

12/19/2018

"They are more than just balance sheets and income statements; they tell the story of the Conference and how our local churches have helped better the world over the past year."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane


CAUCE Reflects-A Christmas Prayer to Last Throughout the New Year

Gwen McCann

12/14/2018

Not only do these words make a beautiful Christmas prayer but as we turn our attention to the New Year and new beginnings these are wise words to enact each day. - Gwen McCann


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