November project update

The recent time change we underwent here in the US has made me particularly conscious of how the sun’s rising and falling impacts my sense of time. As the days feel so much shorter, with dark falling earlier, the sense of the earth in this hemisphere settling down for a “long winter’s nap” is tangible. …

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October update

Welcome to the October update for the Digital Storytelling and the Earth project. I’ve been thinking about water a lot. In the midst of the various violent conflicts around the world, having access to clean water is an urgent life or death matter. I pray that we find ways to engage these conflicts that keep …

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I can’t help sharing this piece from the Apple launch yesterday, which explores their current achievements around the environment and sustainability. It’s a great little story — but it’s only one version, and so next to that I want to juxtapose Bill McKibbon’s latest essay. Perhaps my point, at least one of them, is that …

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September project update

I was delighted to join Jesse Lake Lutheran and Suomi Lutheran churches up “on the edge of the wilderness” in Talmoon, MN for the first workshop in this project. 16 people from around the area came together to share stories in story circles, and then to work with their own devices on turning those stories …

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August project update

This month I’d like to share the following: (1) Our project website is up and running! you can find basic information there about the workshops, as well as some beginning story prompts, and ways to sign up to participate (please share!) (2) Did you know that September 1 is the beginning of the Season of Creation in the …

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Stories and the earth

During the 2023-2024 academic year I will be working on a participatory research project that employs digital storytelling workshops that are based in religious institutions (churches, mosques, schools, etc.) to elicit stories about the earth, particularly the land we live on and with. Phase one is a day long digital storytelling workshop that teaches people …

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Transformative story

I don’t want to lose the link to this organization, which has two scholars who work on transformative forms of storytelling in organizations. Or this link to the Big Stories Small Towns project.

ELCA faith stories

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has begun to share stories of faith online, in some digital formats. It’s a step in the direction of digital storytelling, although not quite fully there.

Memories of September 11th site

This project has a great curriculum for gleaning and sharing stories, as well as a deep collection of stories people have already shared.

Interfaith Photovoice

Here is a powerful project that is using a photovoice methodology to support interfaith learning.