Radical Hospitality is the commitment to serving those on the margins of society. How do we as Christians live into Jesus’ commitment to serving those who the status quo, our justice system, and even other faith traditions have?
Living in Baltimore opened our eyes to the daily struggles of poverty and racial tension around us. I had no idea how many people in our city lack access to basic needs: fresh food, literacy programs, a safe shelter, and a network of emotional and social support. I always knew that I grew up in a privileged world, but I had no idea just how privileged I was until we took an anti-racism training together as a group.
I was involved in diocesan ministries and events from an early age: from Claggett, to Convention, to Nightwatch. These youth programs built a spiritual foundation that led to my year of ministry with the Episcopal Service Corps, and finally back to our diocese as our Youth Minister.