Guestbook “is an international project committed to transforming hostility into hospitality, enmity into empathy, conflict into conversation.” It has created room to exchange stories by inviting young people in divided communities throughout the world to tell their own stories, listen to the other side, and create a new history.
Surely one element of “storying faith” includes “storying peace,” a profound project for photographer John Noltner. He has been exploring the meaning of peace, one story at a time. His website, book, and exhibition hold a wealth of stories with gorgeous photos of the storytellers accompanying them.
I didn’t realize until recently that there are games that help people to tell stories. Here’s a great introduction to this genre!
Here’s useful advice for telling powerful stories about your nonprofit organization.
While these are not stories of faith, per se, here is an interesting project which paired students with veterans at a local VA hospital to tell digital stories.
There is a great new site available out of USC Annenberg that offers a ton of resources — including a huge number of media clips — for engaging popular media with critical intelligence.
Here is a powerful example of two young women sharing their stories of faith through spoken word:
Sometimes it helps to keep an eye on the biblical storytellers around the country as they are full of good ideas about ways to engage biblical stories that draw listeners into the complexity of the story. Rev. Casey has a blog in which she shares regularly about ways to do biblical storytelling. It’s worth a …
A lovely story of hope:
There’s a great piece up at the magazine Teaching Tolerance which is entitled “Lights, Camera, Social Action!” and is all about ordinary folk creating films which highlight social justice issues.