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George Yancy: If the State of the World Makes You Want to Scream, You’re Not Alone

We must face the weight of such social evils and be prepared to also face the ways in which we are complicit with them, especially when we are often indifferent.

April 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Kim Stafford: Top Hit

But comrades, if we kill him, someone will make
a martyr song and it will become the anthem sung
by thousands in the streets

April 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Martha Collins: Blessing

there, and throughout our earth, let us grieve
for the graves we robbed, and then
let us bless the graves of the dead that remain

April 6, 2022 · 4 Comments

Video: Tengri

According to the ancient religion of Tengrism, at death, the wind spirit ushers one’s soul back to the sky god Tengri in an inevitable return to nature. In this short film, the Mongolian-born, Montreal-based filmmaker Alisi Telengut uses hand-painted animation to illustrate the Mongolian postmortem ceremony known as wind burial.

April 6, 2022 · 5 Comments

Video: Kapaemahu

Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden—until now.

April 3, 2022 · 1 Comment

Video: Odetta | Waterboy

Martin Luther King Jr. called Odetta “The Queen of American Folk Music.”

April 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: The Legend of Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Nourishment

Through vivid animation, this short video from TED-Ed brings to life the story of Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment.

March 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: My God, It’s Full of Stars | Tracy K. Smith

This short film adapts a poem by the former US Poet Laureate Tracy K Smith, whose father worked on the Hubble as one of NASA’s first Black engineers, with meticulously crafted visuals from the Brazilian animation director Daniel Brunson to create a wondrous ode to our desire to know the Universe.

March 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Christina Rossetti: Up-Hill

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

March 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rita D. Sherma: The Links Between Spirituality and Climate Change

Dr. Sherma explains the core ideas behind “green spirituality,” how religion and environmental protection are closely intertwined, and the role faith can play in restoring hope amid the drumbeat of discouraging environmental news.

March 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Young: To Fly

Maybe it’s a vision so clear the dark can’t darken it,
and the mountainous range of roadblocks
and barricades can’t dim the image of it. It’s fixed
and steady. An unchanging map in our blood

March 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ruth King: A Journey From Rage to Mindfulness

An approach to examining systems, navigating emotional distress, and increasing social harmony.

March 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

Paul Christensen: The Snow It Snoweth Every Day

I’m not complaining too loudly. The Ukrainians are out there on the hills waiting to get into Poland, and the snow is pelting their thin coats and caps and making the kids squirm up against their moms.

March 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kim Stafford: Four poems about the current war

How much rain to fill the Volga?
Not soon, the end of weeping.

March 13, 2022 · 10 Comments

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