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December 15, 2012

With the tragic shootings in Connecticut, let us turn to some of our wisest elders for light, hope, and a way forward.

December 13, 2012

The story behind this one powerful shot of "vulnerability and shame" from Segovia, Columbia.

December 11, 2012

If the stress caused by holiday gift giving were due to material lack, we’d see doctors prescribing less drugs and more widescreen TVs. Perhaps there's a spiritual solution.

December 09, 2012

An NYPD officer's act of kindness with an Advent duet. Love from Mr. Matthew Crawley, pieces recommended for reading, and quotations from Krista Tippett. A round-up and a reminder that this joyous season be filled with acts of kindness.

December 05, 2012

A stirring pairing of piano and cello performing this classic song for the first Sunday of Advent.

December 03, 2012

Memorials in Berlin and New York remind us to pray for those who have no one to pray for them.

December 01, 2012

Do we stop caring when there's no hope? Moving past the headlines with personal stories that create a human connection, an emotional connection.

November 28, 2012

With so many Christmas carols that bridge the chasm of time and space, it's a classic Spiritual that brings a "delightful burst of Christmas cheer." Listen to this rendition from Margaret Becker and Jennifer Knapp.

November 28, 2012

A poem inspired by our Civil Conversations Project dialogue on the future of marriage — written in Newark airport by Pádraig Ó Tuama.

November 27, 2012

The film Life of Pi is not just a "parable of the postmodern quest for 'spiritual fulfillment'" but a meditation on beauty and our own finitude.

November 26, 2012

We are reimagining identity and difference in this century. Watch this video showcasing the love between parents and children grounded in the grit of experience.

November 25, 2012

A week of gratitude for our many gifts: from Walter Rauschenbusch's gorgeous prayer to Thich Nhat Hanh's guiding dharma talk.

November 21, 2012

A compilation of time-shift tweets of Krista's interview with Dr. Brené Brown. Was this an interview or therapy session?

November 21, 2012

Feelings of guilt, normally shunned or discouraged, can actually signal a capacity for leadership. What does this say about people who never feel guilt?

November 17, 2012

Krista performs at The Moth, shares some of her favorite literature, and we receive a truly moving testimony from a listener in southern Israel.

November 12, 2012

The Chief Rabbi of the UK says that the plasticity of our brains should lead us into a whole new study about "deep practice" and developing attributes such as gratitude in our daily rituals.

November 12, 2012

Audio clips of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on how we humans need to accept our role as an exceptional species and encountering the sacred in others through Calvinist thought.

November 12, 2012

Audio clips of one of the world's premiere sociologists on the importance of religion in shaping societies and the ethical imperative of scholars to include many perspectives in these discussions.

November 11, 2012

From celebrating Krista's birthday with a Dana Goia poem and exciting elections to a moving testimony from a grieving mother, a week of reading and listening worth doing.

November 08, 2012

With the Western world turning its back on violence in Africa, religion and spirituality may play a crucial role in local peacebuilding efforts in Congo.

November 06, 2012

A Pakistani immigrant to the U.S. finds that stereotypes and misconceptions go both ways and is surprised to "see real examples of people living out tolerance, harmony and acceptance" in his new home.

November 03, 2012

"We're drying them out. But I'm looking closely — a lot of these pages, it's not reparable. This is just heartbreaking to look at."

Rabbi Avremel Okonov's words At Mazel Academy in Brooklyn, Torah scrolls were unrolled to dry after being damaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ben Harris.— and this image of Torah scrolls being unrolled to dry after a Brighton Beach yeshiva in Brooklyn was flooded — put another face on what has been lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We're based in Minnesota and, much like the rest of the world, our imaginations and conversations have been captivated by the devastating aftermath of Sandy.

November 01, 2012

What are your favorite saints?

October 30, 2012

One of TED's most popular lectures, Dr. Brené Brown offers solutions on how we can deal with vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

October 30, 2012

Election Day Communion, a noble effort aimed at our healing our fractured civic spaces by bringing together congregations on the day of the vote.

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