Category Archive for: ‘Catalyst’

  • Episcopal Church resources for storying faith

    The Episcopal Church in the US has put together some lovely resources for storying faith. Here is their main site, which includes an introductory booklet, and a full guide.

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  • Unleashing the power of elders’ stories

    Deborah Jorgens recently successfully defended her MA capstone project at Luther Seminary. Her paper is a lovely, concise, and eloquent description of the power involved in creating room for elders in a community to share their stories with the wider community. She was particularly focused …

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  • Indigenous Storytelling

    A lovely piece from the Duke Faith&Leadership blog about the epistemological convictions embodied in indigenous storytelling.

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  • New visions of masculinity

    As someone who has been partnered for more than 30 years with a man, and who is raising with him our two sons, I’m so grateful that cultural creatives are finally bringing this strong message of compassionate and wise masculinity to public notice:

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  • Read and watch this NOW.

    This is an essay about the best piece of storytelling I’ve encountered in a long time — Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up comedy special on Netflix. Yes, she’s funny, but she’s also an incredibly powerful truth teller. This NPR essay points to some of the reasons why …

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  • Storying resources from a specific congregation

    Here’s a lovely post about the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, and its use of storytelling to create community, remember history, and engage people beyond the sanctuary. The post includes a variety of very useful resources for doing this kind of storytelling particularly in the …

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  • Digital stories to reform criminal justice

    “I’ll tell my story” is a project of the Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice. Formerly incarcerated persons tell their stories through the creation of digital stories using the CDS methodology.

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  • Photovoice and justice

    Photovoice is both a practice and a research methodology, and it is energizing and empowering to see the ways various people are using this medium to nurture justice: Wendy Ewald, professional photographer who is a passionate advocate of photo voice work the Chiapas Photography Project, …

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  • Photography as spiritual practice

    Sr. Liz Thoman, long time advocate of media education, spoke with me often about her joy in doing photography as a spiritual practice. It is lovely to see that Eileen Crowley has extended this idea and developed a website to help people engage photography through …

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  • Storytelling as ministry

    Dr. Eileen Crowley, professor at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, has created a lovely website on “storytelling as ministry” in which she shares pragmatic resources and lovely examples.

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