A look back, a look ahead, and best wishes for an outstanding 2012!
16 posts from December 2011
Posts from our blog, recent and from years' past, that reflect upon the holiday season.
In Reimagining Equality, Anita Hill looks at the forces behind the financial meltdown.
A selection from Patricia Harman's memoir for the Winter Solstice.
What are the holidays like for interfaith families? Susan Katz Miller discusses how her family celebrates.
Rev. Marilyn Sewell interviewed Christopher Hitchens less than a year ago. Upon his death, she reflects on the surprisingly religious aspects of his personality.
If anyone doubts that the young people locked up in our jails are children they should spend some time in one of those prisons around holiday time.
The controversy over Lowe's pulling its advertising from All-American Muslim says a lot about the kinds of bridges being built in America.
The Obama administration overruled the FDA's recommendation to make Plan B an over-the-counter for teenagers. Carole Joffe looks at how this decision echoes earlier restrictions.
You've graduated from your small-state college... will you stay or will you go? In the wake of the Occupy movement, is Herbert Marcuse's Marxism ripe for a comeback? Arms Wide Open is highly recommended. Should quality education be a Constitutional...
In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm explores the complex, intimate intersection of sexuality and spirituality as it affects the lives of ordinary Christians.
Triggered by the coverage of molestation charges at Penn State and elsewhere, Martin Moran confronts his own memories of abuse.
The number of women in prison has grown 832% in the past few decades, and society tends to demonize girls in the system as irredeemable.
Tom DeWolf casts a sympathetic but critical eye on Katherine Stockett's book and the film adapted from it.
Order any book from beacon.org by December 31st and receive 10% off your order and free standard shipping*. Plus, Beacon Press will donate 20% of total sales to three of its favorite organizations--Harlem Children's Zone, Interfaith Youth Core, and Food...
Today marks the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. In honor of this historic date, read about the 21st Amendment in this freebie chapter from The Odd Clauses. Bonus: act out the Granholm v Heald play with your friends...