Faith Commons

By Cameron Vickrey, for San Antonio Express-News

We all know there has been a lot of noise about school boards and school board meetings lately. My own district, North East ISD, is no exception. Many public meetings this year have not been the prettiest display of humanity and civility. Until last week.

I have been digging deep to understand the phenomenon of incivility. I think it must have to do with grief. We are experiencing so much change, and with change can come feelings of loss. I’m learning a lot from an activist and writer Valarie Kaur. In her book, “See No Stranger,” she writes: “Grieving collectively and in community gives us the information to build solidarity to fight for justice and even to share in another’s joy.”

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