Day: April 22, 2015

From church to condo: Boston real estate battles

From church to condo: Boston real estate battles

The Boston Globe has published a story on the transformation of city churches that are no longer churches into high-end condominium developments: The struggles of the Catholic Church, in particular, have left many residential areas pocked with deconsecrated houses of worship. With open parcels scarce and Boston’s real estate market hotter than ever, these churches […]

Earth Day 2015: There’s #NoPlaceLikeHome

Earth Day 2015: There’s #NoPlaceLikeHome

Today is Earth Day, and this year NASA’s social media project is #NoPlaceLikeHome – encouraging people to post photos and Vine/Instragram videos of their favorite places on earth. (They’ve also created a Facebook page, a Google+ group and a Flickr group.) Huffington Post has published 11 prayers for creation, from a range of faith traditions […]

Arkansas cities rebel against state laws, seek to protect against discrimination

Arkansas cities rebel against state laws, seek to protect against discrimination

Arkansas’ state capital of Little Rock has just passed legislation protecting its citizens against state legislation. As reported in news outlets including the Associated Press and picked up by news media including  The Colorado Springs Gazette, a 7-2 vote in city council passed an ordinance “to prohibit the city and companies contracted with it from discriminating […]

The Mystery of Easter

The Mystery of Easter

In April at the Magazine, we’ll be looking at insights and reflections on the human (individual and collective) relationship with the created order. That could be nature, the environment, our use of resources, animals, each other, like the creed says – all things seen and unseen. In this piece by Linda Hunt examines the great sorrow and the great gift in the passion stories.

Vegetarianism: Living in Harmony with the Garden

Vegetarianism: Living in Harmony with the Garden

In April at the Magazine, we’ll be looking at insights and reflections on the human (individual and collective) relationship with the created order. That could be nature, the environment, our use of resources, animals, each other, like the creed says – all things seen and unseen. In this piece, David Hedges speaks to how he has embraced vegetarianism as a spiritual discipline.