Battle Scars

“To see somebody else struggling and to be able to lend a hand or lend an ear—that’s living a diaconal life.” Produced by Rebecca Werner. Transcript for Battle Scars I wanted to be a twenty-year man more than anything in this world. However, you get battle scars as you go along. I do have all […]

Praying Hands

“I remember watching this church being built.” – Mrs. Felicia Rhetta Childress, confirmed in St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in 1955. Produced by Perry Lerit. Transcript for Praying Hands I remember the people in St. Augustine’s [St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Gary, Indiana]. Flossie Alexander, and we called them Flossie and Fritz because the two of […]

This Whole Grace Thing Rocks

“Like I really enjoy this life thing, so I want to give it a shot, and part of that is accepting who I am.” Produced by Courtney Earl. Transcript for This Whole Grace Thing Rocks So I knew that I liked guys and girls when I was like thirteen. I was like this is really […]

Committed to the Community

“We are located right in the middle of Gary, Indiana for a reason.” Editing by Welcome Project intern Brandi Casada. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your […]

Stitched into the Community

“Relationship-building ended up being really the glue that helped sort of bond people together.”   Produced by Rebecca Werner with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org Hold a Conversation […]

Not Just Another Student

“I think it’s important for a person to feel like someone knows them.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

Fall Through The Cracks

“I felt like I belonged here more when I was three than now when I’m 21.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post […]

Confidence Booster

“Yo quiero hacer un ejemplo.” “I want to be an example.”   Hear more from this storyteller in The Weight I Carry. Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Thanks to Katie Karstensen for the following questions! Clarifying Questions What made the student stick out at […]

Naming Can Be Powerful

“If we think of it in terms of race, we would not hold a debate over whether it was appropriate for blacks to be pastors.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for […]