The Thanksgiving Story You Probably Never Heard

The pilgrim William Bradford tells us about the first Thanksgiving. Winter was brutal. Snowbound in their hastily built houses, nearly every settler got sick; all were hungry, and half died. Spring followed, and with the help of Indians, the survivors reaped their first American harvest. English hunters went fowling in the woods, Massasoit brought in […]

Charleston City Council’s Surprising Conversation

On May 23rd, during the Citizens’ Participation portion of the Charleston City Council meeting, members of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) spoke about the need for the city to hire an external auditor to investigate racial bias in the police department. At CAJM’s Nehemiah Assembly in April, we highlighted this issue in more detail and […]

Straight Talk about “The War”

(This post is written by guest columnist, Hannah Kelly, in response to an op-ed piece in the Charleston Post and Courier titled, “A little talk about ‘The War.’”) A few weeks ago, Kirkpatrick Sale told the story of how he informed his eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the true causes of the Civil War.  Thus, in one gallant […]