Day: December 2, 2021
St. John’s Lutheran Church has refined plans for a roughly $35 million redevelopment of its Downtown property with a design that will feature stained glass on part of the first floor and prominent vertical columns defining nine stories of housing above. The 10-story redevelopment, introduced in August, will include a new sanctuary, community spaces, offices and other amenities on the first floor, topped by 122 mostly lower-cost apartments with below-ground parking at 322 E. Washington Ave. Read more of this story: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/downtown-church-redevelopment-to-rise-10-stories-over-east-washington-avenue/article_303ecf03-0c68-5231-86e0-e9101bea1959.html
Last year’s Wisconsin Film Festival was essentially canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers hope that in spring 2022 the Wisconsin Film Festival will return to theaters, but for 2021 film-lovers will be able view at home. Nathan Clarke is part of the team that created “The Passing On,” praised as “intimate and loving” by Wisconsin Film Festival judges. Born in Madison, Clarke grew up on the East Coast. In 2002, he and his wife moved back to Madison when he got a position in the communications department at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Clarke is a video producer and filmmaker whose…
As an institution, the Black church is the space in which we found a brief sanctuary from the ravages of slavery. It helped to secure living wages for us in urban centers at the turn of the 20th century. And it served as the headquarters for the Civil Rights Movement. However, in the last several decades, there have been attacks on the church that have been anything but harmless and good-natured. For years, the Black church has been the target of attacks in this country.