Mary Hess

Remnants storyline

First draft by Ken Evers Hood: The year is 2045. The institutional church crumbling in North America in 2015 is little more than a memory today. After years of denying science, resisting changing attitudes towards the role of women and sexual minorities, leadership incompetence and clergy sex abuse the church moved from being viewed as …

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An example from school kids

Here’s a digital story that tells of the collaboration between middle school students from two very different contexts. It’s not “about” religion, per se, but it would be an interesting catalyst for having storytellers think about how to tell their stories.

Safe space?

Here is a digital story told and created by Diane Shallue, in the context of a digital storytelling workshop that was led by the Center for Digital Storytelling at the 2010 REA/APPRRE annual meeting. REA/APPRRE’s Justice & Peace Task Force sponsored the workshop.

Wonder Bread

Here is a digital story told and created by Anabel Proffitt, in the context of a digital storytelling workshop that was led by the Center for Digital Storytelling at the 2010 REA/APPRRE annual meeting. REA/APPRRE’s Justice & Peace Task Force sponsored the workshop.

Grace and community

Here’s a digital short that explores “grace alone” (sola gratia) through a local community project. As they note, “The mission of Sola Gratia productions: to support good causes and build community through the support of good music.”

A storytelling FAQ

Do you know what an “FAQ” is? A set of “frequently asked questions.” As I was wandering around the web today, I stumbled upon this FAQ on storytelling. The piece is full of interesting answers to questions like “why tell stories?” and “how do I learn a story?” and so on.

Jim Gilliam

Here’s a short video that is essentially just a recording of a talk that Jim Gilliam gave at the Personal Democracy Forum in NYC on June 6, 2011. It’s a fascinating example of personal witness, however, and one’s that been very controversial in various contexts. I think it’s a great video to use as a …

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