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4 Reminders of Human Goodness After Sandy Hook
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Dec 21, 2012
- Following the heartbreak in Newtown, many Americans find themselves wondering—are people just horrible? Jeremy Adam Smith on why compassion, forgiveness, and resilience are everywhere, even in tragedy.
No Room at the Inn? How Occupy Won Over Religion
by Nathan Schneiderposted Dec 20, 2012
- Religion is the means by which many imagine and work for a world more just than this one. Last year, Wall Street’s Trinity Church refused to shelter the movement; this year, churches and Occupiers are sharing a very different kind of Advent season.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg Barrettposted Dec 19, 2012
- In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Keeping the Farm Safe (and Sacred) as Hurricane Sandy Looms
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 29, 2012
- The Hayes family gathers in prayer and gratitude for the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marks the beginning of winter and the new year. But this year’s beginning will be unlike any other.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredtposted Oct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
The Rain on Our Parade:
A Letter to My Dismal Allies
by Rebecca Solnitposted Sep 28, 2012
- Can lefty perfectionists ever be satisfied?
For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe
by Winona LaDukeposted Aug 22, 2012
- The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change on August 25, when the land is set to be auctioned off.
posted Aug 01, 2012
- How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other
by Akaya Windwoodposted Aug 01, 2012
- Here’s my invitation to you: Let’s take a month and intentionally notice those we would normally not see. Let’s interrupt old patterns of not looking into the eyes of “those people”—whoever they are to you.
How Does Inequality Define the Health of a Nation?
posted Jul 26, 2012
- Richard Wilkinson discusses inequality and the effects it can have on a country’s citizens.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 06, 2012
- There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carretoposted Jul 04, 2012
- In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bellposted Jul 02, 2012
- 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
by Robert Jensenposted May 17, 2012
- 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
by Sena Christianposted May 03, 2012
- 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.