This year’s Our City, Our Story, will feature acclaimed authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Kiese Laymon discussing ways we can heal and come together as we come out of a pandemic that exacerbated so many economic and social divisions. Memphis has been here before. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, economic, social, and racial divisions threatened to tear Memphis apart. A diverse group of community and faith leaders came together and MIFA was created to confront the issues of poverty, hunger, and social division through service. 2020 brought another crisis to Memphis. In a new series of blogs, some of our current day faith leaders have taken time to express their visions and hopes on healing and coming out of the pandemic better and stronger as a community.