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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...

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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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We had an inspiring and energetic meeting on Monday night at Zion Baptist Church – thank you for those of you who joined us. Event Recap We gathered together to share, to learn, and to plan a path forward in our Beloved Community Campaign. Through our collective brainstorming, we generated some exciting ideas about how to reach those most affected by policing practices so we can document their experiences – thank you for your great id...

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This weekend, our leaders prayed and rallied at the Suffolk County jail, and 25 Catholic leaders visited the Pope in Philadelphia. Check out the live posts from Philadelphia on our twitter, and pictures from Friday’s prison protest vigil on our facebook page. On Friday, our leaders rallied at the Suffolk County House of Correction jail to connect the issue of our work of the Jobs Not Jails campaign to the Pope’s prison visit in Philade...