Christian churches around the world celebrate Pentecost, the feast of the gift of the Holy Spirit, as the launch of the Christian mission. I am afraid, however, that through the centuries, Christian churches have too often softened and domesticated our understanding of the Spirit. A lovely, tame Spirit we too often imagine Her to be, the gentle Dove of Peace.
Tens of thousands of students across the U.S. have again walked out of their schools in a coordinated effort to demand an end to gun violence. This protest takes place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.
NCR Today: The young, ecumenical Christian elders, and the interfaith community all are moving to draw our nation back to basic shared religious values of truth, justice, love and respect.