I identify as a queer femme, part of the Chinese-American diaspora, and seek grounding and hope in the Christian faith. My church community was reading through the Beatitudes a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t help but see the contrast between the invitation of the text and the headlines in the news. This litany is … Continue reading A Liturgical Re-Reading of the Beatitudes
Yumei and Yulan are sisters who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, aka the 626. Mei is a rising high school senior, and Yulan works as a programmer by day. They are both passionate about feminism, justice, and intersectional Christianity. This is a recent conversation they had.
Why must we drive people we consider “other,” that we consider “different,” to the margins of society? Why must we force them to find places of sanctuary, places of safety, away from us who mock them, who torment them, who make them feel unwelcome? Why do we not believe their stories of hurt, of sorrow, … Continue reading A Lament and a Prayer As We Try and Survive Our Election