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  • Blog
    Sun, 12 Apr 2020
    ArticleBelieve Out Loud’s First Easter Service

    Watch here. Printable Worship Bulletin (English). Printable Worship Bulletin (Spanish). Make a donation to Believe Out Loud here. Thank you for celebrating Easter with us!   more...

  • Blog
    Sat, 11 Apr 2020
    Article An Easter Roundtable with our Team

    Easter 2020 will be unlike any before it. Churches will be empty; congregations and families will gather over video call. Over the course of Holy Week, the Intersections team would normally be together in our office on 28th Street in Manhattan—the heart of New York’s flower district, which would be overflowing with... more...

  • Blog
    Sat, 11 Apr 2020
    Article Journeying to Easter

    I was ten years old when Mr. Boston came to live with us. He was an old family friend from our home country of Guyana in South America and the closest I recall to a grandfather. My actual grandfather, John Blair died when I was too young to remember his stern demeanor and strapping stature kept alive in old sepia toned photographs and... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 10 Apr 2020
    Article An Easter Sunday People in a Good Friday World

    Thus, says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah,  lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children;  she refuses to be comforted for her children,  because they are no... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 10 Apr 2020
    ArticleThe Loneliness of the Cross: Meditations on the...

    Music credit: “Aspirato,” “Meekness” and “Daedalus” by Kai Engel, used under Creative Commons Attribution License. Listen here. Transcript: For LGBT Christians who have been separated from their families and worship communities by fear and prejudice, holidays can always be a time of isolation. But... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 7 Apr 2020
    ArticleCollegiate Church Confession against Anti-Asian...

    As the Ministers of The Collegiate Church, we confess America’s original and ongoing sin of systemic racism. In 1626, the Dutch West India Company “purchased” Manhattan from the Lenape people for sixty Dutch guilders and imported eleven enslaved Africans to the new colony. In 1628, that same company sanctioned the... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Apr 2020
    ArticleMy Isolation Experience: Anna

    Rarely have these words by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., resonated as strongly as in these days of globally experienced fear, trauma and despair: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” In our individual isolation, we – the Believe Out Loud team – want to... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Apr 2020
    ArticleThe UN SDGs Are Important Now More Than Ever:...

      The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the UN Global Goals, were established in 2015 to guide the world in creating a better future for all, with the intention of “leaving no one behind’. There are 17 SDGs that cover a myriad of issue areas and provide an urgent call to action... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 3 Apr 2020
    ArticleConfessions of a Local Pastor

    The lead deacon at my church called me several days into our mandated social distancing (I cannot recall which day he spoke to me because all the days blend into one another.) and asked if he could post encouraging words daily on our Facebook page.  He commented that he had not seen many pastors or religious leaders publicly... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 2 Apr 2020
    ArticleMy Isolation Experience: Ben

    Being confined to a space for an indefinite amount of time can take its toll on one’s perception and spirit. The days blend together; the mind loses track of time. What day is it? I’m not sure, but the sun has gone down at least 14 times now. pngitem.com Along with quarantine’s blur of time is the isolation from the... more...

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