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.
Here’s a lovely set of short films created by Black filmmakers offering insights into their favorite neighborhood spots: Stories in Place. I am particularly fond of the one created to tell a story about Lori Greene, because she is a local artist who has taught my family how to do mosaics.
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!
There is far too much to say, or not say, about the challenges of living through a pandemic. But here is a television commercial that tells a positive story. You don’t need to care about the product named at the end, instead think about what it means to have a shared story.
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 …