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Thank you, Leslie Scanlon

Outlook's national reporter Leslie Scanlon will be moving on to new opportunities and challenges in 2023. We are grateful for her many years of faithful service.

Journey to understanding

"Christ does not call us to an unchanging state of safety and comfort, but to ask, seek, knock. To look beyond our first impressions for meaning within."

Advent as a Borderland

"This issue of the Outlook centers Latinx voices to help us attend to alternative perspectives in this borderland season of our liturgical year. ... Who are we in this in-between space? What role does our faith play here?"

Melting hearts

"Meeting the incarcerated men, sharing conversation and learning with them was a transformative and liberating experience for me. ... Mass incarceration became more than an issue I studied, and criminal justice reform more than a need for which I advocated."

Listening and learning

"As the articles in this issue reflect, our LGBTQIA+ siblings are not so 'other.' They are our family members, church members, co-workers and friends who are loved by the God who created them."

Called to imagine

"Rather than deny our own capacity to help, let us explore the resources we have and imagine new ways we might meet the needs before us."