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What classic literature knows about refugees fleeing persecution and war

“God Appears to Moses in the Burning Bush,” by Eugene Pluchart, hangs in Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo/Wikimedia Commons By Robert F. Barsky, The Conversation The United Nations has warned that the war in Ukraine could create “the biggest refugee crisis this century,” with displaced persons numbering in the millions. Meanwhile, the rest…

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In Ukraine, art is cultural memory

Written by By Elizabeth Lev. It may seem frivolous to talk about art during such a grave humanitarian crisis, but art is an essential part of the humanity of a culture, exploited by invaders and destroyed by barbarians to strike at the heart of a people’s identity.

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In Ukraine, art is cultural memory

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral is located in Kyiv. Photo/Rbrechko via Wikimedia By Elizabeth LevThe Pillar When visiting the Roman church of San Luigi dei Francesi, I often show a black and white photo of Caravaggio’s “St. Matthew and the Angel,” and see the horror in people’s eyes when I tell them…

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Art exhibition focuses on life journeys

Lisa Thorpe,“Sea to Sky and Back Again,” hand printed and dyed fabric art, machine and hand stitched. Photos/courtesy of www.ecva.org By Jerry Hames The online group Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (www.ecva.org) has opened its first 2022 exhibit, “Stories from the Road.” With the Epiphany journey of the Magi as inspiration,…

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We can stay open to conscious and subconscious prayer

Linda Ryan By Linda Ryan I was shopping in the grocery store not long ago, and something occurred to me. I suddenly noticed that I slowed down when approaching an intersection with another aisle. Then I looked both ways to make sure nobody turned toward my cart or crossed my aisle to another. I found…

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