Elyse Durham is a fiction writer and essayist from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her work has appeared in the Cincinnati ReviewImageAmerica Magazine, and elsewhere. In July 2022, she will graduate from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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Obi-wan Kenobi Reminds Us of the Value of Monasticism

by Elyse Durham 06-27-2022

'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' Disney+

At its heart, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the story of a monastic rediscovering his vocation, and it provides us an excellent model for how laypeople and monastics alike can work toward justice and mercy.