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  • Blog
    Thu, 3 Jul 2014
    ArticleInsight Questions: A Look Into TE'As Foundational...

    We last presented a video which showed several participants in Insight Conversations with our TE'A Company members. We focused on the stories they chose to tell when asked a series of Insight questions about a polarizing issue that mattered to them. In this follow-up video, we have chosen to present moments from our last Insight... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Jul 2014
    ArticleThe Power of Dialogue

    A month long internship in New York City is not how I expected to wrap up my college career, but it has been a truly enriching experience. It all started with a conversation. This particular conversation was with a professor with whom I’d often discussed my next steps after graduating from Central College. In this conversation, I... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Jul 2014
    Religious Institute Brings Visibility To...

    Marie Alford-Harkey from the Religious Institute announces the release of an important new book entitled Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleThere’s Something about America: A Video...

    This video takes you inside a recent TE'A Insight Design Lab (IDL) where TE'A artists carry out Insight conversations. These conversations are part of our process of discovering and developing the themes, issues, characters and story lines of There’s Something About America, formerly known as the America Project.... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleTurning Disagreements into Solutions: Fixing...

    One of our very own UPIC delegates, Mr. Aakif Ahmed recently gave a Tedx Talk at Tedx Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. We invite you to watch this video and think about how to transform disagreements into solutions. more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleOpen Letter to a Warrior

    Dear Grifter, It’s been almost four days since we learned you are trapped in Iraq with ISIS forces breathing down your neck. Since then you’ve been on our minds like a song stuck on repeat.  This, as you know, is extremely odd considering that you’ve never met us.  Unless you count meeting in cyberspace which... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleSouthern Baptists Underestimate The Love Of God

    Believe Out Loud’s senior editor, Alison Amyx shares her personal reflection on the recent resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Convention condemning transgender people. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    ArticleMoving Mass in the Middle

    Reuven reflecting on when he spent time living in a Kibbutz in Israel. Below is his story. Years ago when I was a very young man I lived for a couple of years on a communal farm in Israel and worked in the collective dairy. I learned the ropes and was initiated in the usual way by being told that the young calves needed to have their... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    President Obama Proclaims LGBT Pride Month

    President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation declaring June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In his proclamation, President Obama traces the origins of the LGBT movement and names the injustices still faced today. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    ArticleOut of the Weeds III: TE’A and the Function of...

    In my last blog, Out of the Weeds II, I worked to explain how TE’A uses the Insight Approach to ground the creation of Insight theatre. As Lonergan explains, “[art] is participation, and in some fashion a re-enactment of the artist’s inspiration and intention.” Thus, when TE’A artists are engaged in creating... more...

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