Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee AxelrodDec 12, 2005
- For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van GelderDec 12, 2005
- No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinneyNov 09, 2005
- Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
Out of Time
by Jonathan RoweNov 08, 2005
- The desperate quest to cram more into time has caused it to diminish. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
Altar Your Abode
by Lori Hall SteeleNov 08, 2005
- Sacred spaces are being created in homes from coast to coast, with closets, corners, and bedrooms converted to places that serve as soul-quieting antidotes to modern stress.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette ArmstrongNov 08, 2005
- An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
Make a Living-With Dignity
by Michael RamosNov 08, 2005
- The religious community, labor unions, and community groups have come together to sponsor 122 living wage ordinances in towns large and small throughout the United States.
by Lilja OttoNov 08, 2005
- Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
A Stranger at the Door
by Anna Maria PinedaNov 08, 2005
- Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.
Burning Man, the Leave-No-Trace Arts Festival
by Corey WaggonerNov 07, 2005
- In 2003, the Bureau of Land Management declared Burning Man the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world.
Drop the Debt!
by Lisa Gale GarriguesNov 07, 2005
- Religious organizations from around the world have combined forces to convince international finance organizations to cancel the debt owed by developing nations.
What Can Congregations Do?
by Richard LangNov 07, 2005
- Three steps for congregations towards creating new economic practices of sharing
A Wake-up Call
by Jim WallisNov 07, 2005
- As the Religious Right is declaring a religious war to give their version of faith religious supremacy in America, it is time to take back both our faith and our Constitution.
Why America Needs a Spiritual Progressive
by Michael LernerNov 07, 2005
- Tikkun’s Politics of Meaning proposes a universal spirituality and values not tied to any particular religion but foundational to all religions
95 Theses or Articles of Faith for a Christianity
for the Third Millennium
by Matthew FoxNov 07, 2005
- Like Luther, I present 95 theses or in my case, 95 faith observations drawn from my 64 years of living and practicing religion and spirituality. I trust I am not alone in recognizing these truths. For me they represent a return to our origins, a return to the spirit and the teaching of Jesus and his prophetic ancestors, and of the Christ which was a spirit that Jesus’ presence and teaching unleashed.