An Episcopalian Says Kaddish for Her Jewish Aunt

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My Aunt Grace, who died in January, was Jewish. Most everyone else in her family – what was left of her family, that is: … [Read more...]

Book Openers: I Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Pray — But I’m in Good Company

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "I am a failure at prayer," author Barbara Brown Taylor confesses in her new book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of … [Read more...]

Why Pray? — Some Thoughts from Karen Armstrong

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Why pray? Apparently, I'm not the only person asking that question. No less a light than author and student of religion … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Simone Weil on Prayer — First, Pay Attention

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Simone Weil's Waiting for God was first published, posthumously, in 1951. And readers beware: Waiting for God is a dense, … [Read more...]

My Rocky Spiritual Journey: Sister Barbara Hazzard — How to Pray Without Words

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Meditation, sitting in silence, is a prayer of faith. You totally let go of being in charge, which is different from what … [Read more...]