Category: Monthly Essay

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Liberation?

Feeling What We’re Feeling

and Finding Meaning in That

by Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

Beloveds, let’s take a breath ………..

And another ……….

We are moving now into our second month of Sheltering in Place—how are you doing, really? Have you already cycled through several rounds of ups and downs? … read more.

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Resilience?

Reclaiming Our Resilience
by Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

The word resilience rings like a chime through adrienne maree brown’s book, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. (She spells her name all lowercase.) This powerful, action-inspiring book has shifted the way I think about resilience and, in … read more.

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Integrity?

A Poem to Guide Us
Introduction by the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

Beloveds, the first theme for this new year—“What does it mean to be a people of integrity?”— resonates like a thunderclap through my core. And one particular resource for exploring this theme, from the … read more.