For our first full day in Detroit we enjoyed a wholesome breakfast at Em and Brian's (friends of the Jeanie Wylie community). We then attended a church service at St. Peters Episcopal parish in the Corktown neighborhood of central Detroit. We heard the church building was incomplete and in disrepair, but what it lacked in material lavishes, we found in the richness of good food and community
We went to the Detroit Institute of Art where Bill Wylie-Kellerman
gave us a guided tour of the "Detroit Industry" mural by Diego Rivera.
Learning about the mural and Diego's social commentary helped us develop
a deeper understanding of the economic, social, political (and even
theological) tensions that are a part of Detroit's industrial crisis.
We got to see a lot of downtown and were moved especially by the desolate union station area.
Returning "home", we ate dinner with community friends and watched
the documentary "We Are Not Ghosts" about the rebuilding of Detroit
through place-bases community solutions.