Cover Story: How is Dr. King inspiring you this week?

MAKE KING’S LEGACY MEANINGFUL …

th Martin-Luther-King-Jr (1)ARE YOU READY TO HONOR DR. KING? Jim Wallis’s new book on racism in America is scheduled to release in conjunction with Dr. King’s birthday this year. Of course, ReadTheSpirit has a rich array of King resources, starting with …

THE HOLIDAY—Stephanie Fenton reports on the national holiday, which was signed into law in 1983 but wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000. And there’s much more to enjoy here …

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DON’T MISS A HOLIDAY! Just remember this simple Web address www.InterfaithHolidays.com to find all of the upcoming holidays, festivals and anniversaries.

week of prayer for christian unity (1)PRAYER FOR UNITY

CENTURY-OLD TRADITION—For more than a century, Christians have been urged to spend a week praying for unity in their deeply divided worldwide faith. Holidays columnist Stephanie Fenton reports on the custom—and points out some helpful web links for the occasion.

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NEW YEAR OF THE TREES—Plan ahead if you care to take part in this Jewish observance: the new year of the trees. Stephanie Fenton explains the tradition.

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DOING GOOD
IN THE WORLD

One of our guiding principles: Good media builds good community. What does that mean? Enjoy these stories …

Rodney Curtis in PanamaRODNEY CURTIS

TRAVEL TO PANAMA WITH RODNEY—The latest column from author and photographer Rodney Curtis features a series of remarkable photographs from his recent journey to Panama. Come on, it’s well worth a moment to view these images. As Arctic winds throw much of the U.S. into the deep freeze, this little adventure will make you smile … warmly.

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Emma wallpaper design (2)DEBRA DARVICK

ART AND FAMILY—Know what the image is with this news item? It’s a new wallpaper design. And, author and columnist Debra Darvick uses this design’s debut to reflect on her family—because her daughter Emma is the creator of this new line, which is mentioned in Vogue.

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apples in a basket for Mabon the pagan equinox holiday (1)FEED THE SPIRIT

AN APPLE RENAISSANCE? Bobbie Lewis, our FeedTheSpirit columnist, writes about the bumper crop of new apple varieties that seem to be gracing our markets. And, she includes a yummy recipe for apple muffins!

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HELP BIAS BUSTERS—The Bias Busters program at the Michigan State University School of Journalism is courageously stepping into the nationwide wave of anti-Muslim bigotry. Learn about this effort, spearheaded by MSU’s Joe Grimm and his students.

REDISCOVER HOPE—Daniel Buttry’s inspiring new book We Are the Socks is full of true stories about men and women who risked pursuing peace in the face of enormous challenges. Read about Dan’s adventure in writing this book. And, in a short video, Dan tells the surprising story behind the title.

INTERFAITH PEACEMAKERS—You’ll enjoy more than 100 stories of men and women who dared to cross boundaries in Buttry’s main website: InterfaithPeacemakers

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FILM, FAITH
& POPULAR CULTURE

GREAT GIFT FOR MOVIE FANS—Do you enjoy making connections between faith and film? Veteran-faith-and-film writer Edward McNulty’s brand new book—”Jesus Christ, Movie Star.”—is a lots of fun and it’s inspiring as well!

th January 2016 issue of Visual Parables Journal by Ed McNultyFIRST ISSUE OF 2016—For complete study guides to many popular movies, check out the current issue of his Visual Parables Journal.

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