Paul Arnold proposes that the warmth of modern homes makes it very difficult to have a holistic and sustainable relationship to the natural world.
In Appalachia’s faith-based intentional communities, Michael J. Iafrate locates the relevant “social poetry” necessary for ecological change.
Mick Pope proposes that events at Standing Rock offer an example of how the politics of fossil fuels can be defeated by nonviolence.
Poet Maryann Corbett reminds us of the “cost and pain” of beauty.
In this poem by T. M. Lawson, a woman visits her mother in the hospital to say goodbye.
Erin Steinke looks for “a hieroglyph in dust and root” while hunting the storm.
Ruthanne SooHee Crapo encourages those committed to environmental justice to reflect on the place of waste in modern life.
Dave Pritchett finds the earthy practice of tracking to be a spiritual discipline.
Jason Byassee finds religion reemerging in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Julie M. Hamilton views the embodied art of Lia Chavez in the light of ancient spiritual practices.
Musician Sus Long on how she learned to stop watching men’s mouths.
Mark Wyatt has been photographing unfamous people wherever he goes since 1980.
Zach Czaia examines Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me from the perspective of a Catholic high school English teacher.
Taylor Ross considers how the recent unmasking of Elena Ferrante reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of language and literature.
In reviewing Doug Merlino’s Beast, Luann Anderson journeys into the misunderstood world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the athletes behind the sport.
In a moment when so much information is unreliable and even more distressing, we feel …