Hope isn't always soothing and soft. A pragmatic embrace of compassion, kindness, and truth-telling in the face of America's rifts.
The love we feel for each other must expand to encompass imperfections. Thoughtful takes on the complexities of patriotism, identity, and family life.
We are not the America we aspire to, yet. A rumination on the words and spirit of Langston Hughes, who inspires and impels us across the decades to make that America be.
The late historian Vincent Harding explores the potent and challenging spirituality shared by two fathers of the movement for civil rights.
When asked how long they'd been married, Aljosie Harding named their time together down to the minute. Omid Safi marvels at the unexpected and profound love that infuses our world at any stage of living — and it's awe-inspiring power to provide hope in the face of grief.
From being spiritually bold to praising softness, perspectives on exploring life from inside and out.
Who was Vincent Harding? A story of an encounter that happened but was never realized as one man focused on success while ignoring the outstretched hand of a quiet legend.
Our weekly roundup of all things curious and inspiring, including a night of communal singing with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, a reflection on Barbara Ehrenreich's mysticism, a young preacher's remembrance of a legend, and a visualization of tikkun olam from artist Anselm Kiefer.
A young preacher remembers the legendary Vincent Harding and "his gift of sight to help us see ourselves and each other."
With the tragic shootings in Connecticut, let us turn to some of our wisest elders for light, hope, and a way forward.
There are a few moments from behind the glass that stop us dead in our tracks — times during an interview when a wise voice creates a new opportunity to hear something differently. To challenge a conceit. To envelop the listener in the womb of silent storytelling and place one in a position of listening profundity.