This week, Trent Gilliss asks how we might cover the papal process. And our capsule shares the many ways people are building the "beloved community" and how a rock band was inspired by a 20th-century Jewish philosopher. And we remember Rabbi David Hartman.
Our capsule of inspiration for the week includes a new way forward for visualizing our work, fantasy, Epiphany, and the sage words of a French Buddhist monk.
This week's On Being roundup: Learning to be of interest to each other from Richard Blanco and Elizabeth Alexander, a guided meditation, and Twitter conversation about what the rise of "Nones" really says about America's religious landscape.
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.
With the tragic shootings in Connecticut, let us turn to some of our wisest elders for light, hope, and a way forward.