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Radical Religion, an American Tradition Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution
by Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen works through his underlying rationale for making moral judgments, such as about meat-eating and abortion.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena Christian
Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance
by Shannan Stoll
Bringing personal warmth and serious scholarship to advocacy for marriage equality in Orthodox Judaism.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruce
The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe? What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe?
Ask an astrophysicist.
Thousands Give Up Carbon for Lent Thousands Give Up Carbon for Lent
by Catherine Woodiwiss
In the season of reflection, Christians around the world are focusing on being better stewards of creation.
Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland.
Towards a Prophetic Politics Towards a Prophetic Politics
by Robert Jensen
We’ve all seen what happens when religion and politics mix poorly—but does that mean there’s no place for spirit in our political lives?
Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time” Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time”
by Madeline Ostrander
In which one of the world’s best-known climate activists gets personal about the enormous task of saving our planet.
The Benefits of Gratitude The Benefits of Gratitude
by Ocean Robbins
There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.
Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith
by Kate Malongowski
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s
by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
My son was not like other kids. But he taught me to drop my expectations about what life and parenting are all about.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth Biderman
Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Can you take on consumerism without being a Scrooge?
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