Community

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”

  Dear Future Cortinian, You are about to embark on a new chapter in your life that will forever change the way you view things and people in the world.  You are going to meet people who have different values than the ones you believe in. As a result you will be challenged. Many people… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”

Humans of Cortina

“I’m a Vege-a-vegan-a-healthy-a-confused-a-tarian”: On Ethics, Love, and Legalism

This has been a really strange summer for me, I’ve been taking two semesters of a really time-consuming class (general physics), and so I’ve had to put more effort into staying on a schedule in the summer than ever before. This leads me to constantly have to plan meals, when I will make them, and… Continue reading “I’m a Vege-a-vegan-a-healthy-a-confused-a-tarian”: On Ethics, Love, and Legalism

Humans of Cortina

What Cortina Was To Me: Querencia

Cortina is a loom, a framework holding loose threads together to weave into a fabric. In Cortina, I met different people bringing stories and ideas from around the world and around their hearts.  Cortina guided the shuttle that helped make those threads cross: service trips, time at Metro tutoring, conversations in the NZ at hours… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Querencia

Humans of Cortina

I Am Exactly Where I Need To Be.

This summer I signed up and prepared to go to Detroit to serve in the amazing Covenant House Michigan as a live in volunteer. Through a few weeks of phone calls and broken connections, I realized I was the only volunteer who had signed up to live in this intentional community house. So, I had… Continue reading I Am Exactly Where I Need To Be.

Faith, Justice

Finding the Courage to Forgive

"If we believe terrorists are past redemption, we should just rip up like 1/2 the NT because it was written by one." –Shane Claiborne A few weeks ago I heard a talk by Shane Claiborne. For those of you who don’t know, Shane is a peace activist who advocates for non-violence on a personal and… Continue reading Finding the Courage to Forgive