Six New Things

Rejuvenate each Monday and Friday as On Being presents Padraig O’Tuama reading a “short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing” poem in the Poetry Unbound podcast.

Editor Martha Spong invited nine women of faith to write psalms that create an “honest space in which lament is heard, love is affirmed, and the body is unashamed before God” in The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle (Pilgrim).

The new edition of The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Eerdmans) is a timely antidote to “what we are learning about the high cost of failed moral leadership” in our current context.

How should leaders respond in this highly polarized time? Fortress offers a free downloadable chapter (“Evangelical Women and Donald Trump”) from Rev. Angela Denker’s book, Red State Christians, for insights and thought leadership.

Need to engender discussions or go deeper on important/challenging topics – with people of all ages?

The 55+ set might join Kaleo Center’s Encore Impact 8-week purpose and meaning discernment program [contact or for up-to-date info & applications].

Adults of all ages can: listen to Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD leading two Shalem Institute online retreat days: Thurman and MLK, Jr.: Thurman’s Life and Influence on Dr. King and Thurman: The Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited; or dig into a discussion on what drives us to war using MPR’s and WNYC Studios’, Deconstructing War Propaganda.

For Children, Youth and Families: Check out MPR’s Cat Richter and Kelly Gordon in conversation with Susan Clayton and Mary DeMocker with a plethora of resources for How to Talk to Kids about Climate Change; invite your group to the Family Friendly All Ages Queer Dance Party, “Let’s Talk about It & Dance!” at UTS; and for growing compassion in your youngest: Bentley Bee is back in a third book from Frank J. Sileo’s award-winning series, this time encouraging kids to Bee Heartfelt: Spread Loving-kindness (Magination), including tools to help parents engage children in their own meditation practices.