Rather than focusing on what’s beyond the limits of ordinary experience, we might be better served focusing on what’s within.
Those who have suffered most may also be our greatest teachers on the road to courage. Omid Safi looks to the complicated, yet abiding faith one grieving father holds for his country for moral wisdom.
This moment forces us to face challenging questions about who we are as a nation, who we want to become, and how to get there.
An immunologist thinks through the deeper sources of election stress, and offers up cognitive and spiritual solutions to the anxiety we feel.
With so much pain and anger and fear after the presidential election, an expression of kindness. The son of an Ojibwe mother and a Jewish father, who survived the Holocaust and found refuge in America, welcomes all who feel marginalized into his home — including Trump supporters.
Do conversations matter in this election? A lifelong believer in the power of conversation to transform conflict wrote to Krista asking for advice about how to understand the other side in this contentious election.
Real love for our nation calls us to look at ourselves, as citizens, whole. A long view on the future of a beloved and broken America, and our potential to shape it moving forward.
Accepting dark realities and difficult truths doesn’t negate love for our country. An appeal for choosing American aspiration over American pride, so that we might grow into the nation we want to be.
We look to the election with uncertainty, hope, and fear. But Paul Raushenbush imagines further, with an aspirational and haunting vision of what will be required of us afterward.
It’s easy to blame Donald Trump for the fear and anger in this election cycle; it’s much harder to see the deep roots of prejudice in ourselves and in our culture. Parker Palmer seeks a political reckoning beyond the language “us” and “them,” toward a language of shared responsibility.
“We’re drying them out. But I’m looking closely — a lot of these pages, it’s not reparable. This is just heartbreaking to look at.” Rabbi Avremel Okonov’s words At Mazel Academy in Brooklyn, Torah scrolls were unrolled to dry after being damaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ben Harris.— and this image of Torah scrolls being unrolled to dry after a Brighton Beach yeshiva in Brooklyn…
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It’s a mixed bag when somebody verbalizes what others dare not express. There’s always one loud-mouth that says something that…