Fifty-five years after the original US publication of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl’s timeless wisdom has helped generations of readers cope with hardship and overcome adversity.
14 posts from October 2014
Today we remember tireless and beloved public servant, Mayor Tom Menino, Boston's first Italian American mayor and its longest-serving mayor in history.
In an excerpt from his latest book, AT HOME IN EXILE, political scientist and religion scholar Alan Wolfe examines why he prefers "a Judaism that is special but not chosen to one that is chosen but not special."
DIRT WORK author Christine Byl reflects on the eternal question for a first-time author: To promote or not promote. Maybe it's time we changed the conversation.
This year, in the 40th anniversary of the explosion that was Boston busing, ALL SOULS author Michael Patrick MacDonald says it’s time to be clear: busing wasn’t just about black and white. It was also about green—who had some in their pockets, and who didn’t.
An excerpt from CINDERLAND, Amy Jo Burns's haunting memoir of growing up in a town that both worshipped and sacrificed its youth.
Cornel West's BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE is an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. It's also a roadmap to how we can move beyond Ferguson and our current moment of racial disillusionment.
Reproductive rights advocate Dr. Carole Joffe reveals the hidden costs of TRAP laws and ASC regulations for abortion providers and their patients.
A Q&A with activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose new book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States was published last month.
Tell the world that we should honor the many contributions of Indigenous People instead of the conquest of one man. Sign the petition on WhiteHouse.gov to add your voice!
To President Obama: An appeal from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to officially change the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Cornel West’s Black Prophetic Fire is both a new look at six revolutionary African American leaders and a rousing call for more “fire” in what West calls the Black prophetic tradition, a reframing of the social order in terms of radical justice.
Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, provides some valuable resources for interfaith families celebrating Yom Kippur.
Today, on the 145th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, we look back to an historic meeting in 1935, when the idea of nonviolent civil disobedience passed from India’s spiritual leader to Howard Thurman, the man who would deeply influence an entire generation of black ministers and civil rights leaders—among them Martin Luther King Jr.