Rethinking Forgiveness

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on October, 31 2019

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” in Luke 23:34 has always troubled me, because it is the first of the seven utterances by Jesus on the cross. I’ve been taught that the act of forgiveness is a sign of spiritual mettle and grace under fire. And, as an African American, the act of forgiveness appears to be our immediate go-to place in the face of unimaginable racial horror done to us. 

Signs Appear That the Toxic Political Atmosphere in America is Beginning to Lift

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 15 2011

The president has made his dramatic appeal to a joint session of congress for a jobs bill and the Republican House of Representatives leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor …