The Familiar has Become Foreign: Reflections on Toni Morrison's hometown by alumna Tara Conley

“This place I know is foreign. [Toni] Morrison saw this coming.” Against the backdrop of the hometown she shared with the late author, TC alumna Tara Conley (Ed.D. ’16) writes on the legacy of Toni Morrison in the Trump era — via The Atlantic’s CityLab. #TCAlumni

https://bit.ly/2z1MUKr Alumna Tara L. Conley (Ed.D ’16) writes about the legacy of the late Toni Morrison, who grew near Conley’s own hometown in Northeast Ohio, in the Trump era.

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Is your faith a wish or a hope or a dream?*I wish things were different.*I hope I get a good parking spot today.*I dreamed a dream of days gone by…

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It’s easy for faith to live in the clouds, praying to a God somewhere out there, awaiting the day when a spaceship called heaven appears in the clouds and beams us up to fly away from the hell around us.

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Our faith needs to live on the ground, to be the bucket of water thrown on this hell on earth, to come to life in prophetic actions as we stand with the oppressed and dismantle systems that perpetuate marginalization.

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Yes, the author of Hebrews reminds us that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. But dear anonymous author, if your faith does not get to work, it is dead.

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This is where our theology begins and ends. The points in between are necessary but if they are not supported by and leading to love, they are a nothing but a noisy gong.