It has been seven years since Freddie Gray’s death. Two years ago, Dan Pontious led a discussion about the Cathedral’s migration from West Baltimore as our congregation began to grapple with the impact of racism and the systemic ramifications. Another son of West Baltimore who reflected on his journey was featured in Dan Rodricks’ column in The Baltimore Sun. As we continue to learn about the structural and emotional turmoil of the past, where do we go from here?

“In the end, reconciliation is a spiritual process, which requires more than just a legal framework. It has to happen in the hearts and minds of people.” –Nelson Mandela