Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, managing editor Flourish magazine, Winter 2011   In 2011, the world's population will hit seven billion, just 12 years after it reached the watershed 6 billion mark in 1999. Many environmental awareness advocates … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   We chose Flourish as the name for this organization and this publication because the word implies a full-orbed thriving of things in every direction; all … [Read more...]

A Call to Compassion, Not Complicity, for Creation’s Groaning

"Acid Rain Kills" sign.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus In the 2009 film An Education, the lead character, Jenny, an intelligent—but … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   Where does one draw the line between daily, domestic life and the global dimensions of history and humanity? Is there even a line to be drawn? These questions … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   There’s been an interesting theme in the news of late—have you noticed it? It’s an emphasis on happiness: what truly makes us happy, how to be happier, and … [Read more...]

Book | The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

Reviewed by Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Spring 2010   On the final night of a visit to India last summer, all five of my senses were treated to the sort of vibrant experience only India can offer, though the experience came in … [Read more...]

Resurrection Matters: Easter’s Promise in Flesh and Blood, Soil and Water

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus For several weeks leading up to Easter, my household received, through the mail, a series … [Read more...]

Poetry: “Requests”

[Ed. note: Our regular Friday Family Fun editor, Joanna Pritchard, is currently in Haiti, serving with the International Organization for Migration in its earthquake relief efforts. Please keep her and the community she is working with in your … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   As winter rounds the final bend of its course, we find ourselves balanced between enduring the season’s final, coldest days, and gratefully anticipating the … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday: Of Earth and Heaven

by Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” - from the liturgy for Ash … [Read more...]

Front Porch Revival: The Past, Present, and Possibility of a Neighborhood Mainstay

By Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] As Black History Month, February gives us the opportunity to reflect on defining moments and … [Read more...]

We Love the Creation We Know

[Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Kendra Langdon Juskus I grew up in a beautiful place. Not even an hour from New York City, my parents’ house rested … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part two

By Kendra Langdon Juskus *This is the second post in a series of creation care community responses to a Derrick Jensen article in Orion Magazine. Read part one here. What lies beneath So Jensen’s understanding of personal responsibility is … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part one

By Kendra Langdon Juskus At first blush, Derrick Jensen's recent Orion Magazine article, "Forget Shorter Showers," appears innocuous. But this article requires a careful read, for the spirit guiding it is a hopeless one; even dangerous. … [Read more...]