Pell’s Toll

By David Gibson | April 29, 2020

The April 7 decision by Australia’s High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges brought an end to a legal odyssey that for the Catholic Church was as high-profile as the case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But Pell’s saga will continue to reverberate, and perhaps in…

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Farmers This Earth Day

By David Goodwin | April 22, 2020

Earlier this month, I sat down with Matt Russell, Executive Director, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, to discuss his organization’s work to change the narrative surrounding farmers and climate change. Matt’s own farm, Coyote Run Farm, has become a de facto political stop for presidential candidates in Iowa.

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Two Americas: COVID & Community

By David Goodwin | April 20, 2020

Recently, I sat down with author and photographer Chris Arnade to discuss his book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. We talked about inequality, class, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health emergency has revealed fissures and stress points throughout our society. One key disparity between social classes is an absence…

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Where Do You Belong?

By Sara McDonough | April 17, 2020

When I was in high school, I was part of a retreat program called Antioch. It brought together teenagers from my church and a church in a neighboring town for bi-annual weekend retreats and weekly follow-up meetings. But it was more than just a retreat program—it was its own world. Antioch gave a rare gift…

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