In retrospect, however, perhaps the sole good that has resulted from our increasingly regressive political climate is that unusual allies are coming together. They are coming together across race, gender, class, and sexual orientation, because deep in our souls, we know that the world we are experiencing today is not one that values humanity. Again, it is not with naïveté that this statement is made. As both a woman and African-American, this reality is not an awakening for me. It is, however, the observation that this is a newly heard call to action, that others are becoming inspired and motivated to make a difference and return our country to a place of decency, as a result of the dearth of morality being played out on the world stage; where it is understood that a respectable quality of life is desirous for all people, and not just for an entitled elite. To this end, the significance of the Episcopal Church rising as a leader to address the implications of America’s legacy of slavery, and more specifically white privilege, is that it reflects a church’s desire to more fully live out its faith – one that is rooted in love, civility, and a high moral compass. This type of leadership is increasingly critical, particularly in Alabama, where faith-based zeal is often ill-used and misguided to maintain a deeply divided and racist political agenda.