Omid Safi on the experience of being institutionally invisible — and how our structures and spirits might change to acknowledge each other’s entire being.
Omid on recognizing that the path we’re on is the right one; Courtney with mental trickery to uncover our creative confidence; and Turkish-American poet Adnan Onart on finding the kinship of faith during Ramadan — in a Dunkin Donuts.
To live fully and well, we need diversity — in nature and in our lives together.
Is it enough to be tolerant of each other? Omid Safi yearns for more, and imagines a more loving embrace of our diversity.
A Muslim man reflects on the pain of citizenship in this moment and the fragile hope he holds from the nation he and his loved ones call home.
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.
Can we be more generous in understanding those who are different from us? Parker Palmer recounts lessons learned over a lifetime on our true proximity and kinship with “the other.”
In journalism and in life, a generous understanding of people’s stories is crucial. Courtney Martin with more questions and counsel for imagining each other in all our complexity.
Rabbi and philosopher Jonathan Sacks speaks of difference as expansive and unifying, rather than a force for division.
The uproar over the Academy Awards failure to nominate any actors of color this year is surfacing questions of the value of “diversity.” But, as our columnist points out, in trying to adjust our aperture of belonging, we must describe the fullness of one’s identity.
A well-rounded and well-hyperlinked summary of the racial year behind and ahead from john a. powell. His expansive perspective challenges us to look with hope towards the new year.
Pentecostalism is sometimes confused with fundamentalist Christianity, but it is historically distinct and spiritually different.