Books Build Friendships
- BIG NEWS Those amazing journalism students at MSU are dramatically expanding their series of books that answer the real cross-cultural questions people ask every day. Their latest books celebrate Asian-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. Read about the latest MSU trio of books—and how you can meet the MSU team in August.
- ADAM HAMILTON ReadTheSpirit magazine looks far and wide to highlight authors promoting healthy communities. Here is our interview with Adam Hamilton, whose new books are published by HarperOne and Abingdon.
- UNITED AMERICA and A LETTER The good news about the groundbreaking books by Dr. Wayne Baker and Ken Wilson is spreading nationwide. Here is a fascinating update on the many ways readers are spreading this news nationwide.
- OUR VALUES This week, in his five-part OurValues series, Dr. Wayne Baker takes us to Belfast, Maine—and beyond—to show us that civil conversations are, indeed, possible. And isn’t that good news?
- KEEP PAYING IT FORWARD Come on! Give Heather Jose a moment in WeAreCaregivers and she’ll convince you to keep it going.
- LAUGHTER IS THE BEST … You know! It’s often the best medicine. That’s true especially in hard economic times. The Poynter Institute welcomed author Rodney Curtis to talk online about his humorous book about … losing his job. That’s right. Check it out.
- SERVE SOMETHING TASTY Sharing food is a universal act of hospitality and our FeedTheSpirit columnist Bobbie Lewis, this week, shows us how to make traditional Persian tahdig,or crispy rice.
- LOOKING TO NATURE Author Debra Darvick shares her latest His Lens/My Pen, a playfully head-over-heels look at nature.
- LOOKING TO THE MOON Godsigns author Suzy Farbman tells a real-life story of a woman whose fondness for the moon changed her life.
- REMEMBERING GLEN STASSEN A global giant among peacemakers, Glen Stassen turned “Just War” theory into “Just Peacemaking.” Friends share a tribute to Stassen, who died recently.
- SIMONE WEIL Artist Frank Mayo honors the visionary writer Simone Weil.
- YOUNG PEACEMAKER Meet Nehemiah Rosell, a young man who already is circling the globe.
- ALL OF OUR PEACEMAKERS See all of the inspiring profiles in this long-running series at a glance.
MOVIES and MORE
- SEE ‘JOE’ Faith and film author Edward McNulty says this is a 5-star drama.
- ‘TRANSCENDENCE’ It’s a 4-star look at a troubling future.
- ‘UNDER THE SKIN’ McNulty gives it 3 stars.
- MAY CELEBRATES Asian Americans, Jewish Americans and much more!
- ALL HOLIDAYS Visit our complete index of upcoming holidays and anniversaries.