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Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Readies ‘Massive, Nonviolent’ Effort to Save Democracy

“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”

January 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Patricia Spears Jones: The Devil’s Wife Explains Broken “45s”

The devil hates Black genius. Made him work harder than hard to render
it witless and dope stung.

January 17, 2022 · 4 Comments

Sydney Lea: Heterodox

A knows of B
That after grim chemo his hair came back
The doctors reckoned they’d licked his disease

January 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

George Yancy: What I Learned About Death From 7 Religious Scholars, 1 Atheist and My Father

Just a few days before my father died in 2014, I asked him a question some might find insensitive or inappropriate: “So, what are your thoughts now about dying?”

January 9, 2022 · 11 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Derek Sarno | Wicked Stroganoff and other great recipes

Vegan chef Derek Sarno is on a mission to unleash the mighty power of plants, creating nutritious food from mushrooms and vegetables that’s full of texture and flavor — and good for the planet. (recipes included in this post)

January 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Chard deNiord: I Was Walking Around

in the woods below the house by the stream when suddenly I thought, Why write another thing about the woods or stream or sky as I have for years? Why … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: Questions

Won’t you take off your mask   no, not that mask
but the one you’ve made with the muscles of your face
a shield of hide    can you let it go

January 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Martin Edmunds: Personal Mythology

You’re Adam. She’s Eve.
You fuck up: cannot conceive
Yahweh’s anger.

January 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

John O’Donohue: Beannacht

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

January 2, 2022 · 8 Comments

Video: Alpha Mare

After a mental health crisis, Karin finds peace among her beloved horses.

January 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Rachel Hadas: Ghost guest

I sometimes think I recognize the face
of my own death. Knowing it is nearer
makes me feel it ought to be familiar,
a neutral guest I’ve seen somewhere before.

December 29, 2021 · 4 Comments

Julia Conley: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Defender of Human Rights in South Africa and Beyond, Dies at 90

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

December 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Jesus

Sixteen and running
From my father’s fists
I once tried to jump on a moving train

December 26, 2021 · 10 Comments

Jericho Brown: Nativity

Come trouble’s birthday,
I think of every gift people get
They don’t use. Oh, and I
Pray.

December 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

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