TRANSCRIPT: Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw: …here I’m even thinking about people who could have been part of important movements. For me, whether it’s the suffrage movement, whether it’s the… Read more “The Unnamed Mystics | A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw”
I never want anybody to feel like if you can’t be in the street protesting then you’re not a quote-unquote true activist. No! Activism first starts in the heart. And when you determine in your heart, that what you are seeing in our world should not be, you cannot let it stand, then out of your heart can come the kinds of actions and activities and words that will help move the movement forward.
Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown has retired as Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Now, in addition to her academic work, she has pursued… Read more “Fresh Courage: A Conversation with Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown”
Sister Barbara Jean LaRochester is a Carmelite nun in Baltimore, where she’s been a Catholic sister since 1972. Previously, she spent 17 years in Philadelphia as an active… Read more “Patient Endurance: A Conversation with Sister Barbara Jean LaRochester”
A transcript for the podcast “Contemplating Now: Episode 1 with Therese Taylor-Stinson”
To what am I willing to be present and awake? What ills of society am I identifying with? How am I yielding to social action as sacramental?
For today’s contemplative, looking only to the Desert Mothers and Fathers for examples of contemplation and mysticism is to dismiss half of what these things are. We must not fail to also look to yesterday and today’s Black and Brown contemplatives who have “turned the ‘inward journey’ into a communal experience.”
Things are Different: Grieve Our lives will be forever changed. The grief and loss we now face will forever change us. They already have changed us. They… Read more “Things are Different: Grieve, Slow Down, Pay Attention, Stay Tender.”