Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

Every town would kill its prophets if it could

Every town would kill its prophets if it could
Every town would kill its prophets if it could. We’d turn their blood into stone, Their vision into marble or bronze Their words into platitudes That we place on schoolhouse walls. We slice up their words Until we make them safe And we remind the world And ourselves That we like our prophets dead And...
February 1st, 2014 | Fiction & Poetry, Poetry | Read More

Iconic Photographs of JFK

and we didn’t go to dallas. yeah ’cause jackie onassis said that it ain’t safe for catholics yet. think about what they pulled on kennedy. and then think about his security. yeah then think about what they might try to pull on you and me. ~from The Hold Steady‘s “Don’t...
November 22nd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

The Well-Balanced World Changer

The Well-Balanced World Changer
Sarah Raymond Cunningham hit the ground running in 2006 with her debut book Dear Church: Letters from a Disillusioned Generation.  Sarah set to voice the frustration, angst, and vulnerable experiences that many of us 20-somethings were needing to speak and hear.  Seven years later, Sarah has published...
October 15th, 2013 | Arts, Books | Read More

Lee Daniels-The Butler is Great Story Telling

Lee Daniels-The Butler is Great Story Telling
I worked one night as an extra on Lee Daniels The Butler. If you don’t blink, you can see me pass in front of Oprah at the bus station when Louis is going off to college. I have on a dark floral dress and black hat. I worked as a stand-in on the other movie Lee Daniels filmed here in Louisiana,...
August 26th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

Bit Torrent Justice

Bit Torrent Justice
Isaiah 10: 1-2 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor...
July 29th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

The Temple

The Temple
When I see one of the magnificent historic temples or cathedrals, in all of its opulence and ornate craftsmanship, I am astonished, humbled, and even thrilled by its, literally, transcendent beauty and sense of inherent sacrifice. Some of the most remarkable monuments to our faith took hundreds, if...
June 10th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

Entering the Bat Cave

Entering the Bat Cave
  One of my dearest friends is an anti-trafficking diehard by profession. Her Matt Damon-ish husband travels regularly to Southeast Asia and coordinates covert investigation operatives in brothels and bars. They run an international coalition to rescue children sold as sex slaves. After a Life Overseas,...
April 10th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

An Invisible Battle

An Invisible Battle
Editor’s Note:    We’ve asked World Next Door to share their work with us on a monthly basis.  World Next Door is part investigative newspaper, part travel magazine, part web journal.  It’s like National Geographic meets Bizarre Foods meets an online blog, all with a social justice...
March 7th, 2013 | World Next Door | Read More

Your Wonderful, Powerful, Imperfect Story

Your Wonderful, Powerful, Imperfect Story
We live in a success-oriented society. On the whole, we highly value ease, comfort, perfection, excellence, progress and achievement. We’re encouraged to plan and organize our lives at every juncture and in every respect to best place ourselves for the ease, comfort and success we value so highly,...
January 24th, 2013 | God Knows | Read More

Art to See Across the Country This New Year

Art to See Across the Country This New Year
With a new year comes fresh installations of art across the country and resolutions to figure more cultural experiences into our daily lives. Here’s a roundup of exhibits, some that opened last year and are still on view and others that will open in the upcoming winter months, that will not only inspire...
January 8th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More