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In April, I traveled with ECCO clergy and leaders to Philadelphia to participate in a training about Pope Francis’ teachings on social justice. Together with hundreds of leaders we prayed and studied together. We came together as Christians from many denominations, in a unified spirit to address the pain we see in the world. I was inspired by the words of Cardinal Óscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, one of the Pope’s closest advisors, who spoke to ou...

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Over the past nine months, my life has changed. Back in January, I showed up at the wrong time for Choir rehearsal at Zion Baptist, but showed up at the right time for God to guide my path toward what I now feel called to do. Entering church, I was greeted by Rev. Kirk Byron Jones, who was meeting with Rabbi Margie about ECCO’s emergent Beloved Community campaign for racial justice and had just told her she should contact me! Since then, commun...