I was up late that Tuesday evening. It was around 11:30. I had taken a nap earlier in the evening, so I was now cleaning my kitchen and next I was proceeding to clean my bathroom. I was listening to the latest Hip Hop and R& B song my friend from America had sent me. [...]
When I got off the plane in Alaska I was excited to step into the cold walkway from the plane leading to the physical airport. I took a deep breath looking like a child visiting a candy store for the first time. I had never been to Alaska: I love experiencing new things and new [...]
Last week I was privileged to visit the beautiful island O’ahu in Hawaii. On Tuesday I volunteered with a friend of a friend at the ocean; they say it was actually a pond! For 3 and a-half hours we moved large rocks as a 13 person team to build a rock wall. For me this [...]
I remember the excitement of getting into college. I was going to attend one of the best public universities in North Carolina. I heard great things about the school, but I also heard that I would just be a number. “There are over 25,000 people at the university. Your professors are not going to know [...]
The other night I had a dream. I was looking into the ocean, but it was not the beautiful aqua blue ocean I have grown to love. It was grey with clouds draping over it like chalk. Goats and some animals unfamiliar to me walked slowly out and away from the ocean as if they [...]
Do you all remember getting your report card every nine weeks in grade school? I would work hard each term to make good grades so I could receive my mother’s praise or that extra $5.00 as a reward. I recall the last nine weeks of the year being the best! Summer was coming, I would get a school break, [...]
As I enter into last semester of seminary I find myself finally making sense of the deconstruction and reconstruction of my meaning making, especially as it relates to the Bible.
Last night I marched with thousands of people of all ages, ethnicities, and classes to the Port of Oakland. People were chanting, smiling, speaking about nonviolence, talking about change, and playing Michael Jackson on stereo. What was most powerful for me was not only the march, which symbolized the need for social and economic equality [...]
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” “I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” “I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” Two months ago I sat with a group of 40 South African teenage girls and we chanted this verse from Psalm 139: 14 over and over again. In this lesson we acknowledged the reality of our sometimes-stinking [...]
Yesterday a brother named Troy Davis was executed for supposedly killing a police officer over 20 years ago. Though seven out of nine witnesses recanted their statements he was still executed. Over the past week I have seen people express anger, hurt, peace. I have listened to people speak about the family of Troy Davis, [...]
Argrow "Kit" Evans is a Master of Divinity graduate from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She is a woman who is passionate about God, serving others, and nonviolence. Born in the small town of Mebane, North Carolina, education and working for peace became a positive outlet for her at an extremely young age. Ms. Evans passion for nonviolence and peace stems from her serving with the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere and Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. She now uses her education, teachings on nonviolence, travels, personal experiences, dance, and spirituality as a trainer, advocate, and speaker. Kit currently resides in Orlando, Florida.