Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael T. Young: The Gift

I’m rocked into fields
of a lyrical witness, history rolls over
glittering in sunlight

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rubén G. Mendoza: A sacred light in the darkness

On Saturday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. For thousands of years people have marked this event with rituals and celebrations to signal the rebirth of the sun and its victory over darkness.

December 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: From Blue Mountain Ridges to Desert Sand Concentration Camps

North Carolina Pastor Kim Wells charges her congregation to take action against the government’s abuse of children on the border.

July 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: ‘Literally What Jesus Told People to Do’– In Arizona Possible Prison Time for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants

“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?” Four women were found guilty of misdemeanors and are facing … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Greg Thielen: The Work of True Freedom

I recently moved back to Arizona, the state where I was raised, from California, to help my mother take care of my father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. My … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 10 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Why Some Jews “Do” Christmas and Some Christians Don’t Follow Their Messiah

  My Jewish friends send Christmas cards. They decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts. They bake Christmas cookies. They even attend midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. When asked why, their … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mikey Weinstein: Christianity, the Military, and Congress: Onward Christian Soldiers

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Separation of church and state? Mikey Weinstein.  Courtesy of Alternet. I’ve never thought of myself as much of a performer, but this week I…

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Rood Shadow

They get Jesus in a back room at the country club, tell him, Let’s get you some new clothes and could you step over there and wash your feet? Maybe … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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