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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.”

  • Episcopal Church resources for storying faith 25 September 2019

    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.

  • How stories invite empathy 15 September 2019

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  • Unleashing the power of elders’ stories 4 May 2019

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  • Indigenous Storytelling 11 March 2019

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  • Storying resources from a specific congregation 2 July 2018

    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...

  • Lesson plans with picture books 1 June 2018

    Storypath is a site I've mentioned in here before, but I am reminded this morning of the excellent lesson plans that they have made available to use with strong picture books.

  • Photovoice and justice 16 August 2017

    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:...

  • Photography as spiritual practice 16 August 2017

    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...

  • Storytelling as ministry 16 August 2017

    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.

  • Stories of grace in renewing church life 16 August 2017

    The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame has a regular podcast featuring "stories of grace" which are often quirky and interesting stories fro specific contexts which are aimed at "nourishing Catholic imagination." It's fun to...

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