Where does an intangible faith fit in a nation of material culture? In this article Christian, academic, mother, and environmentalist Mallory McDuff examines the face of religion in a reflection on our recent natural disasters, raptures, and pop culture revelations. She challenges her readers to consider the power of stories in our constant human search for purpose; the value of a rich and complex faith in an age that demands simple answers; and the strength of community despite growing US social tendencies toward skeptical individualism. For McDuff, spiritually-motivated activism is the first step to transcending these dualistic social barriers, bringing people together to “make heaven a place on earth.” She cites Washington Interfaith Power and Light leader, Jessie Dye, as an inspirational example.
USA Today, May 30, 2011
By Mallory McDuff