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Comedians as Today's Prophets In an article titled "How Comedians Become Public Intellectuals" in The Atlantic, Megan Garber contends that there is a difference between the comedians we used to see on TV, who treated jokes as an…
Michael Moore on Broadway In an article in The New York Times, Dave Itzkoff describes filmmaker and comedian Michael Moore as "a 63-year-old hybrid of Noam Chomsky and P. T. Barnum." Now he's coming to Broadway. The Terms of…
Spiritual Approaches to Life Mystical Wisdom We are invited to approach our lives with the curiosity of a child, the heart of a mystic, and the voice of a prophet. — James Conlon in Beauty, Wonder, and Belonging Medica…
Basket on the River By Zainab Umarfor KidSpirit's Storytelling and Narrative issue. Almost as if it were part of the story itself, I can recall the day my mother told us the tale of Hazrat Musa like it happened jus…
Uncovering the Hijab By Misbah Awan in The Soul of Gender “Towel-Head. Tablecloth. Batman. Ninja. Oppressed. Raghead. Terrorist. Do you have Cancer? Do you have hair? Do you shower with it on? Oh, you can think?…
Sailing Through a Storm By Ameena Naqvi for KidSpirit’s The Myth and Magic issue. The waves crashed softly against the boat, pushing it towards the shore. My grandfather stepped off the boat and tied the rope to the …
Remembering James H. Cone James H. Cone, The Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Seminary in New York, died April 28 in Manhattan at the age of 79. Here is his obituary in The New Y…
"J" is for Justice What is Justice Like? ‚Äč Bread. A clean sky. Active peace. A woman's voice singing somewhere. The army disbanded. The harvest abundant. The wound healed. The child wanted. The prisoner freed…
Visions Along the Way Catholic Wisdom Each morning as you leave home for your place of employment, make sure that your real occupation is your preoccupation with experiencing God. Be engrossed in God no matter what wo…