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New Monasticism

A Journey From Unlovable to Beloved: An ex-Jehovah's Witness Reclaims Her Spiritual Heritage

V.K. Harber | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
V.K. Harber

Yes, it's true. No, I'm not going through an early mid-life crisis. Yes, I've really thought about it. No, my values have not changed. Yes, I'm sure. This is how my end of the conversation goes when I tell my friends that I'm in the process of becoming Catholic.

Spiritual Resources for Activists

Adam Bucko | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
Adam Bucko

Inspired by the original impulse of Occupy, I began gathering people for contemplative prayer and dialogues to cultivate wisdom resources for those of us who have quietly been working on building alternative structures for a new world.

Celebrating The 100th Birthday Of Clarence Jordan

Kirk Lyman-Barner | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion
Kirk Lyman-Barner

His Koinonia Farm continues today, striving to be a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God focusing on farming, food, peacemaking and is seen a model community for the New Monastic Movement.

Waiting For St. Benedict: Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The Rule simply offered people a way to live a vision of life together rooted in service, humility, and love.

America's Next Revival

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The temptation at a moment like this is twofold. Unable to see our way forward, we can give into despair. We can also succumb to optimism -- to the false hope that, against the odds, we will triumph as a nation or as the human race.

National Day Of Prayer: Let Us Pray... And Act

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Is National Day of Prayer a religious cover for Tea Party conservatives? Are those who gather resisting a democracy that welcomes and protects the practice of diverse faith traditions?

Young Christians Seek Intentional Community Among Poor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Steve Beaven Religion News Service GRESHAM, Ore. (RNS) In the two years since David Knepprath and Josh Guisinger moved into the rough-and-tumble B...