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Coronavirus: A New Responsibility

Coronavirus: A New Responsibility

Institutions can give the money, but they don’t dispense the compassion. That’s up to us. We need, as individuals and as a society, to take a long hard look this question. We should begin now, because the question is being forced upon us with an urgency that will only become apparent later, after the excitement of disease is over.

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Holy Women

Holy Women

Four role models for all who seek the sacred

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Greenbelt-Iweb

A Conversation with Alexandra Isles

I follow two rules. The first is that my presence is invisible and silent. The film belongs to the storytellers. The second is to do as much research as possible, trust the material, and never film re-creations.

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Epicycles

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Parabola Podcast Episode 43: God

Parabola Podcast Episode 43: God

“For it seemed to me certain, and I still think so today, that one can never wrestle enough with God if one does so out of pure regard for the truth. Christ likes us to […]

Parabola Podcast Episode 42: Goddess

Parabola Podcast Episode 42: Goddess

The Descent offers a chance to look clearly at tired habits of thought and action. A woman may finally admit to an addiction or see how some long-denied pattern of action has failed her time […]

Parabola Podcast Episode 41: Androgyny

Parabola Podcast Episode 41: Androgyny

“At the very outset of the journey inwards, there is a crossroads. Signs point in both directions, and I am pulled both ways. I find that I am double. I want something and at the […]

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