2nd Annual Illuminate Austin Kicks off to Benefit Safe Families

On February 21, the community will come together once again to say no to domestic violence and sexual abuse with the 2nd Annual Illuminate Austin event. Mueller Lake Park will be lined with luminarias decorated in memory of those lost to domestic violence and in honor of those who survived while community members come together to support them in a … Read More

A Woman’s Place is in the Church

For Mary Kay Kusner, priesthood wasn’t an option — until she had an out-of-body experience.   ull Circle is a small Catholic church in Coralville, just outside Iowa City. It only has a few rows of chairs; about 20 people fill them. Everyone knows each other. They greet one another with warmth then settle in their seats, which is when … Read More

Unprotected Sacred Sites

The government makes the ultimate decision about what is sacred while American Indian beliefs fall to the wayside.   o American Indians, all that is natural is sacred — including the land. While many religious denominations build churches or temples, American Indians simply worship what is. Unlike those buildings, the lands Native peoples find most sacred often go unprotected. Defining … Read More