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Hiding the Truth for Community’s Sake: The Danger of Small Town Dynamics

by Amy Jo Burns, author of Cinderland: A Memoir (Beacon Press, September 2015)

From Steubenville to State College to Missoula, small towns often step into the spotlight where sex crimes are concerned. 741 more words

Author Essays

To Be Young, Latina, and Bisexual

By Daisy Hernández, author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir (Beacon Press)

People often ask if it was hard for me, as a journalist, to write a memoir. 710 more words

Author Essays

In the 21st Century, You Know You're on the Right Track When... (December 9, 2009)

I know it’s really small, but look! My name autocompletes on Google!

This caused me a considerable degree of excitement last night, because, as recently as a month ago, this was not the case. 211 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

Man's Search for Meaning

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl
(First published: 1945 / This edition: Beacon Press Books 2006)
Taken during a coffee break on a sunny, sunny day…
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Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina

by Ronnie Greene
Beacon Press (Published 08/08/2015), Hardcover, 256 pages

Nearly 10 years after… 640 more words


Why I'm Not Fasting This Ramadan

Today on Beacon Press’s blog, Beacon Broadside, Love InshAllah editor Nura Maznavi writes about why she’s not fasting this Ramadan:

meant community when I moved away from home. 132 more words

Muslim Women

Immersion: Interfaith Families and Unitarian Universalism

Technically, I am not a Unitarian-Universalist (UU), but I spend a lot of time interacting with and thinking about UUs. I sometimes claim the labels of UU wannabe, fauxnitarian, or UU ally. 681 more words

Interfaith Families