From the frontlines

Two costumed Israelites talk as the crowd gathers for the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

Hill Cumorah

Scenes from the annual pageant of Mormon origins.

Photograph by the author.

Silver Bells

Reading The Polar Express in the wake of mass shootings.


Gods With Wet Noses

We are human because they are dog.


Praying with Refugees

A sermon preached at Trinity on the Green, August 23, 2015


Showering in Eden

A transparent eyeball in the Panama jungle.


Crocodile Prayers

A reptilian pilgrimage in Spain.


Religious Baggage

An excerpt from Ashley’s new e-book You Were Strangers: Dispatches from Exile


Sea Accounting

Navigating fear, family, and Syria’s failing insurrection.

Kristin Vukovic

Sikh And Ye Shall Find

A visit to Amritsar’s Golden Temple.

Venkat Srinivasan

A Tribute To Thanjavur

In South India, everyone’s paying homage to somebody.

Anna Vesta Rogers

Immersion Therapy

A second, Cambodian baptism.

Kids in front of gas flare in Niger Delta, 2007 (© Elaine Gilligan)

A Series of Small Leaps

Writing about witchcraft, children, and desperation in the Niger Delta.


Christmas in Cambodia

Advent is not just about chocolate calendars.

Alex Tzelnic

Baseball Mundi

Mircea Eliade goes to Wrigley Field.

Photo by Sam Kestenbaum

Dream Palace of the Revolution

How will Yemen’s sacred places of protest be remembered?

Photo by Verónica Capriglioni.

Over the Rainbow

Gay Argentinians’ views on marriage, legal or not, are still shaped by forces beyond their control.


Paper Hearts

I resent that it is necessary to clarify my religious beliefs before I will be invited for coffee.


Yemen, Starting Over

Shem begins working again, laying the foundations for the city that today we call Sana’a.