Praying the Papers

“Keep the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” -theologian Karl Barth, 1886-1968

It can be difficult to read the paper, or listen to the news. With the onslaught of stories about racist violence, the pandemic, and injustices close to home and around the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to want to shut it all off. But our awareness is crucial as we seek to be people of compassion and action, and our spiritual groundedness is necessary if our compassion and action are going to be sustainable.

Join this newly-forming group each Wednesday at 4:30 pm for a mid-week time to pause, pay attention, reflect, and direct our prayers toward what needs healing and hope in our world. Bring names, stories, current events you’d like to lift up, and join the conversation on Zoom: