Journalist, editor, coordinator

Welcome! I'm an award-winning journalist who writes and edits essays, articles, and books focusing on religion, race, nonviolence, urban life, bioethics, the environment, and various topics intersecting with those.

I also coordinate logistics for events and projects related to writing.

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Celeste Kennel-Shank

Photo by Daniel C. Richardson / The Christian Century

Featured work

Antiracism is everyone’s work

“No one is born with racist ideas. People consume them, as others produce them to justify racist policies.”

Interview with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Life even more bewildering than death (Luke 24:36b-48)

Jesus death is almost impossible to accept. Then he comes back.

Sunday's Coming lectionary post

At Gilead Church in Chicago, storytelling is central to worship

It's like a MOTH event—with the vulnerability of community.

Feature reporting

Contact me at celeste.kennel.shank [at] gmail [dot] com


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