Posts in ISSUE 02
Healing Presence: Interview with Sister Dang Nghiem

Looking for peace and purpose? In this interview with Sister Dang Nghiem, author of Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun, we read the story of someone who has discerned a vocation of healing and presence. Sister D's wisdom in teaching and practicing mindfulness in order to be a healing presence for herself and others comes through her words.   

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Attention as Prayer: An interview with Poet and Chaplain, Martha Serpas

"Simone Weil famously said, 'absolute unmixed attention is prayer.' Any activity that allows that kind of attention is a spiritual practice." Martha Serpas talks about this kind of attention in her service as chaplain and in her work as a poet. Take a moment to read her insightful reflections and poetry.

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The Activist as Contemplative: Resting for Social Change

Do you dream of a different world? A better world? A world of healing and reconciliation, of justice and peace? A world where people live as we are meant to live? Do you dedicate your life to its realization? If so, how do you rest in order to sustain your work? In this piece, Rev. Steven Bonsey reflects on his own experience and explores sabbath and centering prayer as holy rest.

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Strengthening Servant Hearts

Expert on resilience and secondary stress, Dr. Robert J. Wicks and his colleague, Tina C. Buck, share their wisdom with Anchor readers. This article is full of perspective (and practical tips) on how to sustain our hearts of service by engaging in practices of self-care. Get inspiration and ideas on how to care for yourself while caring for others.

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Extraordinary Ordinary People: Interview with Senior Fulbright Scholar, Naj Wikoff

An interview with Naj Wikoff, author, activist, and artist in the fields of global community, arts, and healing. Based on his experiences supporting and engaging others in community healing, Naj suggests that we all "become aligned with people who put their values and life on the line for others and for this planet."

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