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Trent T. Gilliss

is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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April 10th, 2011

First Holy Communion at Our Lady Supporting the Faithful church in Dobczyce, Poland. Photo by Marcin Bajer/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0…

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April 8th, 2011

Humanoid robot ASIMO directs the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (photo by: Honda, Ars Electronica/Flickr) “The options are given in the description…

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April 7th, 2011

I was not prepared to get a little choked up when watching this movie trailer. Partly because of the use…

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April 7th, 2011

“Disarmed the Thunder’s Fires” (photo: ZedZaP/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) As we approach Passover, I am reminded once again about the…

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April 6th, 2011

(photo: Lars Ploughmann/Flickr) A few weeks ago, my dad crafted his first-ever text message. He was with my sister, who…

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April 5th, 2011

A man dressed in elaborate costume celebrates the Maharashtrian New Year during a procession in Mumbai. (photo: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)…

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April 4th, 2011

by Jill Schneiderman, guest contributor A page from Lauren Redniss’ book “Radioactive.” Radioactivity. Life. Death. These are front-and-center in my…

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April 3rd, 2011

Katy Payne is the kind of person I love to interview. For starters, she is warm and delightful, wise and…

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April 2nd, 2011

Last week, I spent two days exploring the glorious streets of Paris in the emerging bloom of spring. As I…

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April 1st, 2011

(photo: Trent Gilliss) “This is like heaven for us.” These are the words of Satish Kharchane who was traveling with…

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March 31st, 2011

Acoustic biologist Katy Payne has studied whale songs and elephant communications for decades, and she’s our featured guest on this…

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March 30th, 2011

(photo: ©Al Gage) A long, prosperous winter is coming to pass. The spring thaw is upon us in Minnesota. And,…

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March 30th, 2011

There are those who argue that the representation of Arab Israeli women in recent years in various television “reality” programmes…

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March 29th, 2011

The cover page of an unclassified report created for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research by the Dreyfus brothers….

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March 28th, 2011

The plethora of footage showing the ravaging impact of the earthquake and resulting tsunami on Japanese cities and infrastructure pale…

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March 27th, 2011

Martha Depp on Art and Cancer This afternoon we received the following email from Ben Depp, a photographer whose sister…

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March 27th, 2011

“Wow, what is that?” This question sprang from my mouth the moment I first saw the Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa,…

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March 24th, 2011

[audio_player:/being/blog/2011/03/24/20110324_sidling_blog_chanceencounter_64.mp3=”Anthony Appiah on His Chance Encounter”] Our thought experiment for the week: draw on your own memories of a simple…

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March 24th, 2011

The ShortFormBlog points out the push and pull of Congressional whimsy: action A couple weeks ago, Rep. Peter King attracted…

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March 22nd, 2011

“Charles Colson seeks to create clones to send forth with his evangelical message.” This slug sitting atop a photo of…

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March 22nd, 2011

Japan has been on all our minds and in all our hearts. There doesn’t seem to be enough capacity in…

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March 22nd, 2011

The Future Journalism Project calls attention to the costly economic toll of disasters over the last century: “The estimated damage…

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March 21st, 2011

Katsuo Fujihara, 73, prays at the tomb of a dead family member at a cemetery in Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture….

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March 20th, 2011

An explosion of color results as participants of a Holi festival in Utah throw colored chalk into the air and…

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March 19th, 2011

When Hagar Admi thinks about the political future of Israel, she thinks in terms of blue prints. Admi, an architecture…

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March 18th, 2011

A small group of Palestinian-Israeli demonstrators gathered Tuesday evening in Nazareth to call for the reunification of the divided Palestinian…

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March 18th, 2011

I’m always curious to know what successful people really know about failure and mistakes. Not all captains of industry are…

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March 17th, 2011

(photo: Chris Heagle) I came to Jerusalem as a journalist, not a pilgrim, and so I was completely surprised today,…

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March 16th, 2011

Riadh Abu Eid checks his mobile phone while standing on the rubble of his demolished home in Lod, Israel. (photo:…

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