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In this section of the website we’re going to share as many resources as we can find that we think will be useful in this process. If you have a great resource to share, please email us a link. From time to time we’re also going to post examples of stories that we think could be great conversation starters (which means we might not always admire them, but we think they’re worthy of engagement). Search for those using the keyword “catalyst.”

  • Becoming a “story collector” 20 May 2017

    This essay is a powerful illustration of what is possible when we allow ourselves to live in wonder and curiosity, to approach other stories with an open mind, and to hold our own stories with a degree of humility that...

  • George Saunders on story 21 April 2017

    Redglass Pictures is a studio that is focused on creating short, compelling films. This is one in which novelist George Saunders talks about what's involved in creating a story -- and how it brings us to truth....

  • New work in media education 25 March 2017

    Three new resources that I find particularly powerful in media education are the following:...

  • Commercials for theological reflection 22 March 2017

    I frequently invite people -- in my classes, in church settings -- to do theological reflection using commercials. Patricia O'Connell Killen long ago published a lovely book with an excellent process in it for more general theological reflection, which I...

  • Historyapolis 16 February 2017

    While it is not a digital storytelling site, per se, the Historyapolis site in Minneapolis combines photographs from various archives with blog posts offering more information about the stories from the photos. It's a really interesting and innovative use of...

  • Remembering the Holocaust 27 January 2017

    As we pray and remember this Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is worth noting the "power of individual stories." Javier Torres writes:...

  • Haven for Queer storytellers 30 August 2016

    Rainbowfamilytree.com calls itself a "Haven for Queer Digital Storytellers and their friends and families." Using the core processes of digital storytelling this site (StoryingFaith.org) advocates, RainbowFamilyTree offers dozens of stories created by individuals who seek to share both the joys...

  • Creative narrations 28 August 2016

    Creative Narrations is a nonprofit that does a lot of work on digital storytelling. They have a website with a huge archive of digital stories, and lots of other resources.

  • A deeper story 20 August 2016

    I wish we had found this site earlier, before it went into archive mode. I love the idea of finding ways to share stories that people have crafted about their lives. It's the heart of why I think digital storytelling...

  • The magic of the book 12 June 2016

    I have quoted Maria Popova before in this site, as she is one of the most interesting writers and curators of storying today. Here she draws on some of Herman Hesse's work to talk about the magic of books (which...

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