Emily TeKolste is a temporary professed Sister of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Originally from the Indianapolis area, she developed a passion for justice during her time as a student at Xavier University in Cincinnati and lived in the Indianapolis Catholic Worker community for three years before entering her community. She is the author of the blog So Long Status Quo and ministers as grassroots mobilization coordinator for Network in Washington, D.C.

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Push through the fear of losing white Christian privilege

Those of us who are both white and Christian must begin to atone for the ways these intersecting identities build upon each other to create spaces where we can dominate the narrative and the expectations.

In Advent, and at Hanukkah, we look for light

Horizons - Are we listening? Are we shining our light into the darkness? Are we bringing attention to that which the powers-that-be would prefer remained hidden?

Equity, not equality, is the Christian ideal

Horizons - When both a billionaire and a minimum wage worker have to rent an apartment for $3,000 a month, that's equality of opportunity, but it leaves the worker homeless. Equity says that is not enough.

Is religious life easy?

"Sisters, is your life easy?" an acquaintance asked. It was relatively easy for me to answer: "Easy? No. Good? Yes." Still, the question has stayed with me.