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CSA’s free weekly publication, a carefully curated collection of original articles at the intersection of spiritual formation and social action.

Mass Incarceration: A Gospel Response

By Bishop Ernest McNear and Reverend Lin Crowe
The statistics hang over the cities of America like a thick grey cloud, almost blotting out the light of hope and opportunity. One out of every nine young black males in the United States between the ages of twenty and thirty-four is behind bars.

Dear White People: Being an Ally Is More Than a Performance

By Brandi Miller
For many non-Black folks, performative allyship is a time to scream from social media rooftops about how they are not racist or are simply down for the cause. Performative allyship is where many, specifically White folks, attempt to distance themselves from more problematic white people and the institution of white supremacy at large.

Webinar: Parenting Queer Kids

Speakers: Pei, John, Bill, and Tonya
A conversation with Christian parents about the joys & challenges of raising and relating to their LGBTQ children

Don’t Call Yourself My Ally

By Alicia Crosby
“…we’re on the same side. I’m your ally.” I’ve heard a version of this sentiment too many times to count over the years, and after taking a deep breath and stifling the urge to roll my eyes, my response is always the same: You cannot name yourself as an ally; that title is bestowed upon you. It should not be assumed.

People of Color: You DO Own Your Own Story

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto
Saying “No” is okay. This is the phrase I repeatedly tell myself after receiving another invitation by a Christian leader to join a group of people talking about race.

Why I Protest

By Autumn Dennis
The night before the verdict came down in the trial of Jason Stockley, I had a prophetic dream. I had a dream that I was on the streets of Nashville, protesting as I had done dozens and dozens of times before.

A Prayer for Darkness

By Kenji Kuramitsu

A Booklet of Uncommon Prayer, from which this prayer is taken, is now available electronically!

Challenging Racism: The Brown Church

By Robert Chao Romero

I’m Spanish.
My family is from Spain.
We’re from Peru, but my husband is Italian.
I’m a norteño; I’m not an Indian from southern Mexico.
She has “bad hair.”
Marry someone lighter than you, pa’ que mejorar la raza.

Being the Church, Outside the Church

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Just before Memorial Day weekend, President Trump called for the opening of churches and other houses of worship. And much as I long to be able to attend church again, that made my heart sink.

Webinar: Leading Your Church Through Grief and Loss

Featuring Francesca Nuzzolese

Leading Your Church through Grief and Loss from Evangelicals for Social Action on Vimeo.

Accompanying individuals and congregations in the process of grief and bereavement is one of the most important dimensions of pastoral ministry.