Hope isn't always soothing and soft. A pragmatic embrace of compassion, kindness, and truth-telling in the face of America's rifts.
The strength of spirituality lies in the just action it inspires. Omid Safi points to faith as inextricable from the work of bringing about a community of equity and love.
The tension we're living through requires our sincerest attention, but we must also nurture our relationships with joy. Trent Gilliss offers hopeful words on fostering communities of humility and understanding, with love and laughter at their center.
For Courtney Martin feminism is a living, breathing thing. But in an age of gloss and soundbites, how can the movement remain inclusive and sustain its influence?
The digital sphere is a frontier where we assert our identities, and, in times of trauma, express our grief. With an appeal to the humanity behind this instinct, Courtney Martin questions how our empathy might become more than performance.
Faith can be a salve for the soul in the face of the suffering we witness. But, Omid Safi reminds us, our spiritual love must be bolstered by how we stand for the weak and vulnerable in our midst.
Our responses to violence have become routine, which is its own tragedy. A necessary reminder that while good will is essential, it is powerless if it does not fuel our actions.
More than 50 years ago, Thomas Merton warned that the pressure of modern life might distract us from the wisdom that makes work fruitful.
A Twitterscript recap of our interview with the man who is trying to preserve the last quiet places.
A two-minute follow-up video in which an activist of 70 years challenges the 99% movement not to just "expose the enemy" but to become the solution by reinventing society, work, education, and culture.
Boggs offers a historical, sideways approach to OWS and provides a long view of constant questioning. Not only does she think on the grand, larger scale of social values, but she also is embedded, rooted and dedicated to a place — the city of Detroit.
The portions for the Last Supper seem to be expanding.