Author: Anastassia Zinke

May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

Our gray
hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition,
opens with a ward of protection:

My home’s mezuzah.

May nothing evil cross this door, and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

may
the roar and rain go by.

These words of … read more.

Unpacking Whiteness: An Origin Story

When I was in nineteen, one of my friends – who I partnered
with to help our college student body engage in conversations about racism and
privilege – looked at me and said, “You know you are white right?” I was
startled, but answered “Yes.”

Still this question … read more.

A Tale of Two Kings

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Rep. Steve
King of Iowa is a man with political power, who gained ascendancy in part
through demeaning immigrants and stirring fear.

Martin
Luther King, jr. was a man of moral and prophetic imagination, … read more.