The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer //  [Editor’s Note: Music, songs, and the instruments that make both possible can all be powerful forces for life and healing -- sometimes in unexpected ways! Last spring, the Nashville Symphony collaborated with Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. This fall, … Continue reading The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

Theme Overview: Bodies, Earth, and Tables-The Life-Giving Power of Food

As human beings living in overlapping biological, ecological, and economical sectors, our relationships with food are often complicated ones. We eat for physical nourishment as well as for community, and we expend both natural and created resources in order to obtain food. As the following pieces artistically and truthfully show, food and life are inseparable. … Continue reading Theme Overview: Bodies, Earth, and Tables-The Life-Giving Power of Food

Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle

“Where do you walk? Who are your friends? Where do you go? What kind of everyday are you accustoming your children to?” Whether we have children or not, these questions—posed by Gillian Henry in her story “Walking Humbly”—are ones worth pondering. “Everyday” is the key word here: What kinds of impacts are caused by the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle