Healing Earth

The earth, wounded as it may be, still holds immense healing potential, both for itself and for us. What lessons can we learn from the earth about healing and wholeness? And how are we called to help the earth itself heal?

The Power of Heartbroken Community

Writer Rita Nakashima Brock said: “Broken heartedness, when we can acknowledge it, reveals both the heart’s original grace and its virtually indestructible presence.” What is the power of heartbroken community and how do we tap into it?

Pittsburgh Apartheid

While Pittsburgh may be “America’s Most Livable City” for some, it is not for all. In fact, studies of housing, educational outcomes, income, policing, and other issues show that ours is a divided city. How did Pittsburgh become so divided along lines of race, and what can we do about it now?

Cancel Culture Controversy

Is “cancel culture” a real concern or merely a distraction from more important issues? In today’s word of changing social norms, how are we to hold each other accountable for hurtful comments and behaviors?

The Story of Your Life

Often the stories of our lives are not told until after our deaths in the form of eulogies and obituaries. What is the story of your life, and why might it be important to embrace and tell the story now rather than later?

Mercy and Moral Injury

The concept of moral injury has been described as “the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct.” How are we seeing this concept play out in our world and what can we do about it?