Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University


common ground

Do you really mean everyone?

2016 has been quite a year. Some say it has overstayed its welcome. In the midst of all of it... how do we really love all? This was made as a group reflection with members of the Common Ground Team. In... Continue Reading →

Lifting Up Ferguson

This prayer was used at last night's Common Ground service as they reflected on the events of Ferguson, Missouri. O God of Justice, throughout the generations, you have called our attention to what is wrong among us. You have sent... Continue Reading →

Principles for Holiness

Ever wonder why Leviticus matters now? Rev. Dr. Sarah Melcher shares a reflection.  This sermon was preached at Common Ground, Xavier's ecumenical worship service. She returns to preach again, Sunday, March 30th at 8 pm in the Clock Tower Lounge.... Continue Reading →

OHIO Execution, MLK, and the Gospel of Love

Today was supposed to be my day to write about forgiveness. This coming Sunday, I’ve been invited to preach at Xavier’s new weekly ecumenical worship service at 8pm in the Clocktower Lounge called Common Ground (Rev. Abby King-Kaiser from the... Continue Reading →

Prayer as Common Ground

Below is a sermon that Dr. Sarah Melcher shared at a common ground gathering The passage from 1 Timothy chapter 2 recommends numerous kinds of prayers:  supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings. All of these certainly have something to recommend them,... Continue Reading →

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