Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

  • White supremacy

    Begone, White Supremacy!

    Whatever else we might think about the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C., one thing is abundantly clear: America’s foundation of white supremacy has been completely unmasked, and no one who claims to follow Jesus can support its continuance. Read more


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    Lessons of Hope from the Chaos

    A week of protests against the police killing of George Floyd are a start, but dismantling racism in America will require white people to do the hard work of educating themselves about what people of color face every day. Read more


Notable Quotes 

"There are still things worthy of our love. Honor, decency, courage, beauty, and truth. Tenderness, human empathy, and a sense of duty. A good society. And a commitment to human dignity."

 – Peter Wehner, "Trump Is Losing His Mind," The Atlantic.

"The heart of our public policy must not be far from our words on morality and values."

– The Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, a nonprofit modeled on King’s organizing work, quoted by The Associated Press.