May 2016 continue to inspire dialogue and solidarity.
It's not uncommon for kids to ask their parents about "that thing" on my head. In most instances, the parents look at me uncomfortably, embarrassed that I might be offended in some way. But recently I had the most amazing experience.
I am no pacifist. Wars are necessary sometimes, whether of words or of military might. But religions don't look for wars where they don't exist, and they never thrive on military metaphors.
It cannot be a sin to question church leaders and the way they run day-to-day operations. Only religious extremists shy away from justified criticism of today's Church.