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On primary day, the author was confronted with a "Vote here" sign in the shadow of a cross draped in purple for Lent. Photo courtesy of Ed Moore

Edgar Moore: Election Day, in the shadow of the cross

Despite our desire to find a comfortable middle ground, the incarnation means there may not be a clear, easy way through the midst of cultural conflict, writes a retired United Methodist elder.

Sheikh and Archbishop view a painting at the Caravan exhibit

Sheikh Abdel Aziz El Nagar of Al Azhar and Bishop Mouneer Anis attended the CARAVAN art exhibition in Cairo in April 2015.  Photos courtesy of Caravan and Paul-Gordon Chandler

Paul-Gordon Chandler: Peace building through the arts

The arts are a starting place for addressing what different faiths have in common, says the founder of a nonprofit that hosts interfaith art exhibitions around the world.

Mural in Oakland, CA by Dave Young Kim

Dave Young Kim's mural in Oakland, which is based the life of Yu Gwan Sun, a Korean folk hero and relative of the artist. At 17, she led a demonstration in 1919 for Korean Independence against the Japanese occupation. Her parents were killed by Japanese police during the demonstration, and she later died in prison.
Photo by Christian Janssen

Dave Young Kim: Living out a calling as a muralist

The Oakland painter, muralist and community activist talks about blending his vocation as a Christian and an artist.

Gregory Wolfe

Gregory Wolfe is a writer, teacher and editor and is the founder of Image journal, which focuses on faith and the arts.
Photos courtesy of Gregory Wolfe

Gregory Wolfe: Art, theology and faith

The founder and editor of Image journal talks about why it’s important for people of faith -- and those grappling with questions of faith -- to engage with art.

Scene from a stage play

Ryan Scramstad, Robert Salvador and Andrew Wheeler perform in Pacific Theatre's production of "The Rainmaker," directed by Ron Reed.
Photo by Emily Cooper, courtesy of Pacific Theatre

Ron Reed: I'm a Christian, but I don't do Christian theater

The founder of Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, talks about leadership, the arts and what it means to put on plays that ask spiritual questions from a Christian perspective.

Scene from The Barber of Seville at the St. Louis Opera

In this scene from "The Barber of Seville," Christopher Tiesi is Almavivia, Emily Fons is Rosina and Jonathan Beyer is Figaro in Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ 2015 production.
Photos by Ken Howard

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis connects people through art

At a time when opera struggles with declining support and an aging audience, it is thriving in St. Louis. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is using innovative approaches to make the art form more accessible while being faithful to a broader artistic tradition.

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