Special Features

November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, with gatherings of families and friends, and the sharing of food and drink. During the festivities of the coming weeks, we hope you take time to reflect on the beliefs that guide...
November 13, 2022

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures of our nation’s first peoples. Click the links below to learn some beliefs of today's Tribal citizens. Fry Bread Native Pride A Sacred Connection...
November 3, 2022

Veterans Day

There is perhaps no time that belief is more emphatically tested and acted upon than in times of war or conflict. To commemorate Veterans Day, we feature men and women who have served our country in the military. Click the...
August 8, 2022

Our Animal Companions

It’s hard to beat the friendship of a loyal pet. Whether a big, old dog, or a spunky, young kitten, or some exotic species, a relationship with a beloved pet can be as deep and fulfilling as anything we can...
July 22, 2022

A Look into the Cosmos

As NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope is sending us images from the very early universe, humanity is pondering the nature of life and the origins of the universe. By making a study of the heavens, these essayists also found...
July 8, 2022

Disability Pride

July is Disability Pride Month, commemorating the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Disability Pride Month provides an opportunity to honor each person's uniqueness as a integral...
May 30, 2022

On Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who have died while in military service. To honor the memory of those who have served and sacrificed, we offer this collection of essays...
May 6, 2022

For You, Mom

This week, we honor mothers everywhere—new mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, adoptive mothers, and mothers-in-law. The mother-child relationship is one of the most powerful and complex of relationships, and the following essayists have found that having a mother or being a mother...
April 22, 2022

Autism

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one out of every 54 children. From parents who notice that first sign that something may be "different" about their child, to...