As the facilitator of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and charged by the Department of Justice with monitoring the implementation of the Task Force recommendations, I am often asked what faith-based organizations can do to broker reconciliation and collaboration between communities and police. This is particularly relevant in light of recent events where law enforcement officers have been involved in shootings of people of color and the subsequent retaliation directed toward police. We are preparing a publication for the Department of Justice on what faith-based organizations can do beyond the call for prayer and reflection. There are things you can do today and as a graduate of NTS (Class of 74), I urge you to take steps to be brokers of peace and reconciliation.
Tara Beth Leach, featured in our CPL 'Preaching Life' Column this month, contributed a chapter for Renovating Holiness which was published in 2015. Below is her article on “Perfect Love.” She makes the case that 'Holy perfection is indiscriminate love, love for all, even when it is difficult and demanding.'