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“No More Strangers” Essay Contest

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“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” —Ephesians 2:19

Paul writes about people who had once been treated as strangers and aliens but found a place in the household of God as fellow-citizens with the saints. The path from life as strangers and aliens to fellow-citizens does not always run smoothly, however, and Paul himself used this language to name a reality only partly achieved, if devoutly to be wished. We invite works of creative nonfiction written from the perspective of life “on the road,” essays that explore the experience of living in the spaces between being strangers and becoming fellow-citizens. What does belonging look like in light of your particular journey, with its blend of experiences both alienating and affirming?