With Her Head Held High
Even after her imprisonment and torture, a Sikh woman relentlessly pursues justice for the murder of her father in the state-sanctioned 1984 violence. By Kalpana Jain
At Trump’s Right Hand
With Paula White’s elevation to a position of power in the White House, the prosperity gospel has achieved its highest level of national exposure. By Mark I. Pinsky
Buddhist Nun Leads Asia’s Fight for Gay Marriage
The Venerable Chao-hwei Shih uses the insights gained from meditation and Buddhist teaching to lessen the suffering of others. By Julia Lieblich
What Truth Do Martyrs Tell?
Christians sought to rewrite the system of ancient social relations through their own narratives of ritualized embodiment in torture and execution. By Karen L. King
On Centering Prayer and Shikantaza
Perhaps Centering Prayer exists on a fuzzy syncretic edge where Catholicism meets Buddhism. By Jill R. Gaulding
Controversy at the Vatican
The ongoing dispute between two wings of the Vatican hierarchy is getting ever nastier. By Kevin Madigan
Rural America Faces the Abyss
School consolidation and closures are emblematic of the larger difficulties facing rural communities. By Brad Roth
The Virgin of Guadalupe spreads her garment of compassion for all people in travail. By Davíd Carrasco
Giorgio Agamben, the Church, and Me
Works by Italian philosopher and political theorist Giorgio Agamben offer resources for exploring the connections between temporality, political community, and ordained ministry. By Charles M. Stang
Rehabilitating Spirituality for Evangelical Audiences
D. Bruce Hindmarsh’s The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World. By Brett Grainger
Paula Vogel Brings Her Love of Yiddish Center Stage
In her play Indecent, award-winning playwright Paula Vogel shares a “true story of a little Jewish play.” By Robert Israel
Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
A selected reading list from Amy Hollywood’s course.
A Long Day at the Torah
By Lauren Camp
Hag Stone, Hex Stone, Holy Stone
Letter to J.
By Denton Loving
Paradise Waiting: The Power to Comfort
All kinds of power are explored here—personal, spiritual, political, and institutional power—and though they address disparate contexts, the pieces speak to one another in poignant ways. By Wendy McDowell
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