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BY August 14, 2017

A reflection acknowledging that the injustice of suffering can’t be wrapped up in a neat bow of closure. Instead, we the author looks to her culture’s understanding of ancestry — in the responsibility we have to the loved ones we’ve lost.

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A young man from Islamabad, Pakistan expresses himself through photography and the poetry of Rumi.
BY December 8, 2016

As translated from Discourses of Rumi by Fatemeh Keshavarz: To speak the same language is to share the same blood,…

A young man from Islamabad, Pakistan expresses himself through photography and the poetry of Rumi.
BY December 8, 2016

As translated from Discourses of Rumi by Fatemeh Keshavarz: When His light shines — without a veil — neither the…

BY December 8, 2016

As translated from Rumi’s Divan by Fatemeh Keshavarz: If anyone asks you about the huris, show your face, say: like…

A young man from Islamabad, Pakistan expresses himself through photography and the poetry of Rumi.
BY December 8, 2016

Read the poem: When I see your face, the stones start spinning! You appear; all studying wanders. I lose my…

The photographer with his 98-year-old father, who lost his short-term memory. As an act of remembering, the son documented his final time with him in "Days with My Father."
BY December 8, 2016

Grief comes to eat without a mouth. —William Matthews 1   Self-Portrait as the Scavenger Gull Here at the quiet limit of…

The photographer with his 98-year-old father, who lost his short-term memory. As an act of remembering, the son documented his final time with him in "Days with My Father."
BY December 8, 2016

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not….

BY December 8, 2016

Le Pichon describes how his mother taught him a version of this lovely poem. So, we commissioned a new English…

"Day Three of Creation"
BY December 8, 2016

Wendell Berry reads his poem “Sabbaths – 1985, I”

"Day Three of Creation"
BY December 8, 2016

Wendell Berry reads his poem “Sabbaths – 1979, IV”

BY December 8, 2016

The farmer-poet-conservationist Wendell Berry reads his iconic poem. Listen and share!

BY December 8, 2016

The grower of trees, the gardener, the man born to farming, whose hands reach into the ground and sprout, to…

BY December 8, 2016

Sometimes the refuge we need is not an escape, but a safe place to grapple with our hardest questions, and to challenge ourselves to be better.

BY December 7, 2016

As we turn the seasonal corner to the longest nights of the year, a reflection on the time we spend in the darkness, and what we can learn from it before turning back to the light.

BY December 6, 2016

A writer contemplates the hubris at the heart of the American experiment, and the painful but possible path that leads to our nation’s redemption.

BY December 3, 2016

Wise minds grapple with the tensions of faith and community, honor the resilience of a movement, and remember the love of family we often take for granted.

BY December 2, 2016

A white Evangelical Christian, and a Trump supporter, offers a gentle challenge: to put our preconceived notions aside, and understand each other more deeply than what we put on our ballots.

BY December 2, 2016

In our pursuit of justice, we must cling to what illuminates the darkness and keep the pain and indignation that fuel us from hardening to hatred.

BY December 1, 2016

A reflection on reimagining American identity, which may require us to break down our most basic assumptions about the society we live in in uncomfortable ways.

BY November 30, 2016

Even at our most broken and scattered, Mary Oliver seems to say, we can uncover new wholeness by examining each shattered piece.

BY & Joseph Jarvis November 28, 2016

A Jewish rabbi and a Mormon bishop unite their voices in an invitation to unity, and remind us that our diversity in race, religion, and politics is what makes our nation great.

BY November 23, 2016

An appeal to move beyond anger and reactiveness, and to concentrate instead on the immediate, crucial work of embodying justice.

BY November 22, 2016

From celebrations of Leonard and Leon to the good and the bad in the Electoral College — reflections to challenge our relationships with technology, with busyness, with history, and with each other.

LYNCHBURG, VA - JANUARY 18: Supporters of Donald Trump reach for bumper stickers before the Republican presidential candidate delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University on January 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Virginia. A billionaire real estate mogul and reality television personality, Trump addressed students and guests at the non-profit, private Christian university that was founded in 1971 by evangelical Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BY November 22, 2016

An African-American professor who has spent her life building bridges across racial divides questions whether she can continue knowing that four out of five white Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump.

BY November 21, 2016

A Thanksgiving reflection on scarcity and abundance, and the sacred work of inviting our neighbors and strangers alike to the table.

BY November 21, 2016

Instead of denying frightening realities, sometimes the best path forward is a courageous acknowledgement of the truth.

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