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Going to Church on Wall Street to Talk About Ethical Economics

by Becky Garrison 02-02-2010

50 Years Later: From a Sit-in to a Civil Rights Museum

by Becky Garrison 02-01-2010

On Feb. 1, 1960, four African-American students sat down at the "whites-only" lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. As I child, I was told by my late father that he took his youth group to participate in these sit-ins.

What is God? An Interview with Jacob Needleman

by Becky Garrison 01-22-2010

In Jacob Needleman's newest book What Is God?, he examines some new ways of approaching one of the critical questions asked by humanity.

Experiments in Accountability, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

by Becky Garrison 01-11-2010
One day when I was walking along the Hudson River on a crisp winter's day, I caught a glimpse of my reflection.

The Trafficker Next Door

by Becky Garrison 01-01-2010

A conversation with filmmaker Libby Spears.

Interview with a 'Hopeful Skeptic' Nick Fielder

by Becky Garrison 12-18-2009

I first connected Nick Fiedler at Soularize 2007 and have since followed the adventures of this Atlanta-based twenty-something writer, podcaster, Apple employee, world traveler, and amateur s

Climate Justice Clips: Burning for Change

by Becky Garrison 12-10-2009
As we reflect on the current economic crisis and the Copenhagen Climate Summit, I'm reminded of the documentary The Burning Season, which

Why Poverty Persists in a World of Wealth

by Becky Garrison 12-03-2009
The forthcoming documentary The End of Poverty? opens with the question "Why does poverty persist in a world of growing wealth?" Through a seri

Tim Burton and Belief

by Becky Garrison 11-20-2009

While touring the press preview for the Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), I felt transported to a mythical land of whimsical horror and fantasy.

Tools for Turning Your Travels into Pilgrimages

by Becky Garrison 11-13-2009
In my ongoing quest to turn my travels into pilgrimages, I keep discovering resources that help me along the way.

More Walls Need to Fall

by Becky Garrison 11-11-2009

As we celebrate the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, let us reflect on walls that are currently being built across the U.S.-Mexico border as well as in Bethlehem and the West Bank.

Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement

by Becky Garrison 11-06-2009

In Crossing the Lines: A Novel, author Richard Doster enabled m

'Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion': Interview with Frank Schaeffer

by Becky Garrison 10-14-2009
In my ongoing quest to find a third way between the extremes espoused by the Religious Right and their secular counterparts, I came across the Frank Schaeffer's latest book Read More

War as Seen by Those Trapped Inside It

by Becky Garrison 10-09-2009
When covering film festivals, I find I have to be careful not to see too many war-themed flicks in rapid succession.

The Yes Men: Corporate Pranksters on a Mission

by Becky Garrison 09-28-2009

Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (earth's end).

How Women of Faith Fought a Dictator with Nonviolence

by Becky Garrison 09-23-2009
To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Bac

New Martyrs in El Salvador

by Becky Garrison 08-18-2009
Jamie Moffett, co-founder of The Simple Way and director of The Ordinary Radicals, tra

How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ

by Becky Garrison 08-10-2009
In the August 2009 issue of Harper's Magazine, Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Aviv penned an article titled "Like I was Jesus: How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ." I was intrigued enoug

Death of an Activist

by Becky Garrison 08-01-2009

Israeli filmmaker Simone Bitton on Rachel Corrie.