In March 2005, a nine-year-old boy was gunned down in his Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The unsolved murder tore the community to its core and sets Rose Marie Berger on an exploration for the soul of our nation's capital. How can urban space be read as biblical narrative? Where do people locate themselves in urban time, space, and spirituality? Who do cities sacrifice and why? Rose Marie Berger has lived in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., since the mid-1980s. She is Associate Editor and Poetry Editor for the award-winning progressive magazine Sojourners. Berger has written on a wide range of topics related to faith, politics, and culture, and has interviewed some of the world's foremost social and political activists.