The Pastoral is Political: Robbed of Full Humanity

Note: many of the articles linked to this article contain profanity, slurs, and triggers. In 1915, my grandfather was driven from his homeland and sentenced to die at the age of six.  His crime was being born an Armenian in Turkey. American Ambassador Henry Morganthau, Sr. asked Talaat Pasha, lead architect of the Armenian Genocide,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Ministry of Never Forgetting

Today, April 24, 2017, marks both Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For me, remembering the Armenian Genocide is personal.  My grandfather survived this genocide as a six-year-old.  His harrowing description of the events go beyond what any person should have to observe in their lives – let alone a… Read More