In my previous column on how we can put the teacher-student relationship at the forefront of our public education system, Manson Elementary teacher Marcy Lindert made a compelling case for creating a culture that fosters trust and helps kids find their unique gifts and talents.

Recently, I joined a small group of pastors and another civic leader in launching a series of conversations about race and belonging. We’re calling this effort Living Into Inclusivity and our objective is to become more aware of what it means to be part of the dominant white culture as well …