Advent is the quieter

Advent is the quieter, more reflective liturgical season, right? Advent is a season of anticipation and hope. However, Advent 2016 unfolds in the aftermath of contentious, alarming U.S. elections just a few weeks ago. Many see election results as a vindication of their unheeded outcry about being excluded from the economic system, some see the election as confirmation of their bigotry, and many see the results as a train wreck, especially for vulnerable communities including immigrants, refugees, Muslims, LGBTQ persons, and those with needed health care under the Affordable Care Act. (


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