(RNS) — Written by two little-known poets, both poems preach slowing down, becoming more mindful, seeking out stillness and finding connection with humankind (without touching).
Her poetry speaks to our souls -- whatever faith or non-faith we are.
(RNS) — Omid Safi's new book 'Radical Love' offers a reminder to Muslims and non-Muslims alike: You can't divorce Rumi's mystical poetry from Islam.
(RNS) A new biography of the 13th-century Sufi mystic attempts to flesh out the man — and the mystery — behind the best-selling poet in America.
KANSAS CITY (RNS) Anna Kurzweil lived a simple and unpretentious life. So when it emerged that she left such a large sum to the Jesuits, nobody could believe it.
(RNS) The 81-year-old writer decides against teaming up with a large university agricultural program, and instead selects a small Catholic liberal arts college run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
New York Times columnist David Brooks called Christian Wiman's "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer" the "best modern book on belief." Here Wiman shares how people of faith can begin accessing the spiritual power of poetry even if, at first, they "just don't get it."
Timothy Willard and Jason Locy argue that God wants us to "be brilliant." But they don't mean what you might think.
YouTube sensation Jefferson Bethke answers his critics and explains why he still hates religion.
(RNS) The disappearance of Irish poet Seamus Heaney — so unexpected and jolting — left a silence and a stilled a pen. There would be no more new words. And yet the poetic embrace he’s left as a legacy is vast enough to hold those of us who drew life from his work and many generations to come.
Christian spoken word artist Amena Brown talks about race, poetry, and breaking free.