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As It Might Have Been: Ancestor Stories in the Dreamtime by Carol P. Christ

In the middle of the night in waking sleep, I asked my great-great grandmother Annie Corliss to tell me the story of how she met and married James Inglis. 1,732 more words


Exe(o)rcising the Spirit by Natalie Weaver

Why bother? It’s a legitimate question.  My oldest son, almost 12, announced that he is depressed.  He’s got good reasons for it, so I don’t try to talk him out of it.  1,224 more words


New Year and Sustainable Resolution by Sara Frykenberg

I am writing this blog on New Year’s Day, so Happy New Year! Today I say these words as both a statement of hope and as invocation. 1,032 more words


Ancestor Connection in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by Carol P. Christ

In early December 2016 I visited central Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, where my 2x great-grandparents Thomas and Anna Maria Christ and their son George and his family, including my father’s father Irving John, lived for over fifty years. 1,499 more words


Lotus in the Mud: A Metaphor for Humanity on our Darkest Days by LaChelle Schilling

There are days I find myself so overwhelmed with sadness concerning the state of our world that I break down crying. Last week, I saw an episode of… 803 more words

Feminism And Religion

Turning One by Sara Frykenberg

This month I turn one as a mother. My daughter, consequently, is also turning one—a first birthday I am excitedly planning. Specifically, I want to make Hazel a rainbow cake with lots of colored layers and white frosting. 722 more words


The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov by Ani Tuzman - Reviewed by Joyce Zonana

Never has it been more difficult for me to affirm that “love trumps hate” as during this unprecedented United States election season.  After watching the Republican Convention last July in mute horror, I took to bed for several days, overwhelmed by the presentiment that everyone–blacks, women, Jews, Latinos, Muslims, queers– other than a certain breed of white American males was doomed to shameless malignment and persecution.   1,155 more words