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January 11, 2013

Five questions with the author of Far from the Tree on how families with extreme difference find connectedness in their "horizontal" identities.

January 11, 2013

Watch this fabulous talk on Hubble and Rembrandt, Casablanca in psychological terms, how stars actually "evolve," and why Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity."

January 10, 2013

A stunning full moon cradles a highline walker at Cathedral Peak. Bliss, beauty, and exhilaration at once.

January 09, 2013

The Zen abbot walks a live audience through this guided meditation on encountering grief. Download and share with your friends and family.

January 09, 2013

As Latino Muslims grow in population, how do Americans make space in our minds for these new communities?

January 08, 2013

This animated short from StoryCorps shares one of Studs Terkel's hope-filled stories about the power of the unfiltered human voice, a baby's voice, in our modern life.

December 31, 2012

What were your favorite blog posts of 2012? As we bid the year a fond farewell, a list of our readers' favorites. Drum roll, please!

December 25, 2012

A minister who teaches courses in reading to prison inmates reflects on smiling, subversiveness, and the power of recognizing herself in the other.

December 23, 2012

Pádraig Ó Tuama on the inaccuracy of the Christmas story, as commonly told, for we might miss the more important message within.

December 21, 2012

This week's been one of those surprising times when so many people identified with Krista's Scrooge-like outlook on Christmas but add to the discussion by contributing to community.

December 18, 2012

Krista Tippett on not playing the Christmas game of obligatory gift-giving and the redemptive human need for one another.

December 17, 2012

This week we feel especially privileged to do the work that we do. A brief post by our senior editor about the decision-making behind this week's show and why it matters to us.

December 16, 2012

By turning away from wanting things to valuing people, we can celebrate the holiday season through the eyes of a "beloved community" and ask what kind of community we can create together.

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.

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