Collective singing creates shared perspectives.
Singers synchronize breathing and heart rhythms
to produce endorphins for a sense of calm and connection.
In 1517 the German monk Martin Luther
pinned his 95 Theses to the door of his Catholic church,
denouncing the sale of indulgences.
Though Luther was excommunicated in 1521,
Pope Francis has launched a bilateral Commemoration
praising Martin as a great reformer.
In Lexington, a call is out for musicians
to celebrate the 500-year anniversary
with a concert: From Conflict to Communion.
A chance to look back, to experience the suffering
of the European religious wars through today’s realities,
and take this small step to sing with each other.