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A Black Perspective on History

Spiritual Reflections

As we reflect and celebrate Black History Month, I would like to share with you the thoughts of a young person of color from within our congregation — in their own words. They said: Black History Month is the time of year when we are given the opportunity to celebrate and learn about black history and culture. Given the challenges that our nation has faced in 2020, I think this year Black History Month might feel and look a bit differently.

Five Recommendations for Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue

Mental Health

Flattening the mental health curve is another challenge brought about by the coronavirus — this time, through a phenomenon called pandemic fatigue. This is the kind of fatigue that comes from the stress of social distancing, wearing a mask, constant caution and missing out on so many activities we’re used to participating in.

Overcoming Exam Anxiety

Mental Health

No matter how hard you’ve studied, you may still find yourself feeling anxious about an upcoming exam. While some amount of exam anxiety is normal for most students, exam anxiety can have long-term negative effects on some students’ daily lives.

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Spiritual Reflections: Finding Joy in the Midst of Devastation

With everything going on around us, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of chaos and the magnitude of the issues we face. Like many of you, I have found myself looking for hope, and knowing all too well the feeling of fear and confusion.

‘Confessions of a Gay Priest’

Out in Print

You spent days examining your life. Sins: that’s what you were looking for. How had you displeased God? How many lies, covets, dishonors? What have you done since — oh, when was your last confession, anyhow?

Rugby Team Issues BLM Solidarity Statement

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club, founded by and predominately comprised of queer men and allies, shared that they have always had the intention to stand with and for justice and equality for minority communities. “As a rugby club we are united and steadfast in our call for justice for the oppressed and believe fervently that black and brown lives matter,” they shared. The team issued a statement in response to recent social injustices and racism.

Mental Health Support

How Telehealth is Helping with Added Stressors During COVID-19

Caused by higher numbers in unemployment, reduced access to care and ongoing discrimination, the mental health and wellness of queer people is a growing casualty in the coronavirus pandemic.