The New Zealand government has a programme aimed at increasing understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact. The stories are powerful and such a profound way to go about doing this.
This is a rather more produced site, but it’s encouraging to see a national denomination thinking in terms of digital storytelling.
Lydia Hooper has a nice piece up on using what she calls “data storytelling” to disrupt white supremacy culture. She is working off of Tema Okun’s piece on white supremacy culture.
Here is a very useful toolkit for recording the kind of story that StoryCorps is famous for — great questions, conversation starters and such more.
It’s not technically only about story, but Dr. Frances Ford Plude’s new website contains almost all of her writing on theology, communication studies, and culture. There’s rich work here!
The Episcopal Church in the US has put together some lovely resources for storying faith. Here is their main site, which includes an introductory booklet, and a full guide.
Here’s an interesting essay, full of links to other resources, that is exploring how we might be “wired for empathy” and why stories cultivate emotions.
Deborah Jorgens recently successfully defended her MA capstone project at Luther Seminary. Her paper is a lovely, concise, and eloquent description of the power involved in creating room for elders in a community to share their stories with the wider community. She was particularly focused on a Christian ministry setting that was predominately white and …
A lovely piece from the Duke Faith&Leadership blog about the epistemological convictions embodied in indigenous storytelling.
Here’s a lovely post about the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, and its use of storytelling to create community, remember history, and engage people beyond the sanctuary. The post includes a variety of very useful resources for doing this kind of storytelling particularly in the context of worship.