A group of folks assembled at St. Gregory's to watch & reflect on a conference all the way across the country. Trinity-Wall Street's annual conference this year is called the anatomy of reconciliation: from violence to healing, exploring the meaning of reconciliation under the pressing circumstances that surround us.
I was able to catch the webcast of the talk by James Alison (see my notes below), someone who many folks have recommended to me. He was provocative, framing reconciliation as the chance to live our Resurrection, rather than a win-win way to bridge difference. In small groups afterwards, we spent some time reflecting on Alison's message. One thread that came thru in so many voices was how vital reconciliation is to our calling as followers of Jesus.