Groundbreaking Blessing

Groundbreaking Blessing

On Monday, October 26, about twenty-five of us, including representatives from CU at Home and the city of Champaign, met on-site at 509 Alabama Ave to pray a blessing over the work. These are the words we shared: Welcome to 509 Alabama Avenue, the future location of a...

Imagine This

Political ImaginationThe task of prophetic communities shaped by God’s love and justice, according to Walter Brueggemann, is to nourish and evoke an “alternative consciousness,” one that is not confined by the measures of what’s possible but is shaped instead by the...

Finding Jesus

Jesus was a Jewish man with brown skin who was murdered by the state police after an act of civil disobedience resulted in the destruction of public property. He was accused of inciting the people to riot. This Jesus is the center of our faith. These historical facts...

On grief and imagination

In a recent email to FMC’s Service & Outreach Committee, committee Chair Janet Guthrie offered this frame of realistic hope from Arundhati Roy: Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no...