Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity split. Despite decades of attempts there has yet to be reconciliation. But, on Friday, Pope Francis will visit with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in a historic meeting and the first between a pope and the Russian patriarch.Read more about The Story Behind a Centuries-old Rift
When he first encountered the work of Cormac McCarthy as a college student in the mid-'90s, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies Matthew Potts became spellbound by the novelist, whose dark and violent narratives have led readers deep into history (Blood Meridian) and forward into a post-apocalyptic future (The Road). Read more about Light Beyond Violence
On Aug. 5, 2012, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., and started shooting. The story of that horror, and the healing that came after, is the focus of a short documentary, "Waking in Oak Creek."