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Kumu Hina and Walter Ritte: ‘A very Hawaiian place’

This article was originally published by Indian Country Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. HONOLULU, Hawai’i — It’s a weekday evening rush-hour in Honolulu, and Hina Wong-Kalu is driving us …

Communality: A Possible Solution to Environmental Protection

“An individual does not exist,” Jaime Martínez Luna, a Zapotec intellectual (pictured in yellow jacket), told me as we shared coffee in his kitchen in the small mountain village of San Pablo …

Munther Isaac: What Would Jesus Do at an Israeli Military Checkpoint?

This article was originally published by Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. BETHLEHEM— In the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, a stained glass window depicting …

Student Reflection: Researching Healing Justice with Dignity and Power Now

By Addison Baker Addison Baker is an undergraduate student at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Addison spent time researching the Black Lives Matter movement, along with healing modalities and …

Taizé: A Musical Monastic Community, Formed in Response to a Global Crisis, Faces New Ones

This article was originally published by America Magazine, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. “Iedere nacht verlang ik naar u, o God” (My spirit yearns for you in the …

Ethnographic Journalism on Engaged Spirituality: Reflections and Lessons Learned

As part of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s project on Engaged Spirituality, I have been able to work on four in-depth profiles of “spiritual exemplars,” people who work to …

Carmen Santiago Alonso: In Oaxaca, Indigenous Farmers Mourn Catholic Activist

This article was originally published by Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. OAXACA, Mexico (RNS) — At Carmen Santiago Alonso’s funeral on Feb. 7, the …

Mônica Francisco: Two women of opposing faiths unite to protect sacred Candomblé space

This story was originally published by Christian Science Monitor, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Mônica Francisco and Mãe Seci Caxi do not see eye to eye about God. Ms. Francisco, …

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Tom Goldtooth: From Indian bar bouncer to humanitarian

This article was originally published by Indian Country Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. BEMIDJI, Minnesota — The offices of the Indigenous Environmental Network are located in the corner …

Dr. Christina Puchalski: COVID-19 Highlights Spiritual Needs In Health Care

This video was originally published by Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. As health care professionals assess the lessons of the COVID-19 global pandemic, one unexpected message …

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Winona LaDuke and Tom Goldtooth: A Spiritual Perspective on Climate Change

This story was originally published by Indian Country Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, was a binge-work undertaking filled …

Neris Gonzalez: ‘My Dreams Will Never Be the Same’

This story was originally published by Harvard Divinity Bulletin, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. NERIS GONZALEZ WAS WATCHING the news when the grainy video of George Floyd appeared. She sat …

In Orthodox Georgia, Women Are Pioneering Tourism To A Muslim Valley Hit Hard By War

This story was originally published by Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. PANKISI, Georgia— Off the beaten path and between the thickly forested Caucacus mountains bordering Russia …

Sister Dianna Ortiz: A Tribute to a Survivor of Torture Who Became a Voice for Victims

This radio documentary was originally published by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast …

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Engaged Spirituality at COP26 – UN Climate Talks

CRCC has been collecting the stories of 100 “spiritual exemplars,” people inspired by their faith to work on some of the world’s most intractable issues since 2019. What we did not expect …

Rev. Gary Mason: Faith on the Peace Lines of Northern Ireland

This article was originally published by Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Amid the bombings and murders of Northern Ireland’s decades-long conflicted called the Troubles, Rev. Gary …

Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez: Calling on Ancient Maya Wisdom to Heal Guatemalan Widows

This radio documentary was originally published by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it at KALW.org. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe …

The Spiritual Edge Sweeps Religion News Association Radio Awards

The Spiritual Edge swept the Religion News Association’s 2021 radio award, with audio documentaries from its Sacred Steps series placing first, second and third. Sacred Steps, a series of profiles of people …

Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom: An Evangelical Professor And Her Students Inside A Maximum Security Prison

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast in …

Mehool Sanghrajka: A Jain Tech Innovator Combines A Religious And Worldly Perspective In Education

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast in …