Dani Clark is a writer and editor at an international development organization in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Community of Sant'Egidio.
Soul Seeing: Yes, praying hands are begging hands, they are conciliatory. And they are nonviolent because they prove your inability to fight back. They prove your vulnerability. I find that beautiful — and useful.
Soul Seeing: For many of us, Catholicism is our marrow. Some people pontificate on how weird it all is, but you can't help being astonished and grateful for all this rainbowness in your life.
Every Sunday afternoon, I volunteer at a nursing home with members of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Washington, D.C. Once a month we have Mass there. It’s a ragtag affair, a comedy of errors, and this is why I love it.
Preview: My friend Ivan Cantu is on death row in Texas. He and I have been writing letters to each other for 11 years.