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Did the Pandemic Rejuvenate Christianity?
Away from the Headlines, Believers Across California Scrambled to Adapt—And Underwent Some Startling Changes
Judging by news coverage, the only religion trend originating in California during the pandemic was of conservative evangelical COVID denialism and defiance.
One California church, South Bay United Pentecostal in Chula Vista, filed one of the earliest lawsuits contesting state-imposed restrictions on indoor worship, a case that ultimately reached the Supreme Court. Last summer, Grace Community Church, a decades-old Los Angeles megachurch led by an evangelical elder statesman named ...
From the Porch to the Plaza, a Diaspora Looks Forward
The Art of South Central Innervisions: An AfroLatinx Futurism
Well before the pandemic began, Esperanza Community Housing was planning a public arts festival in South Central Los Angeles to challenge prevailing narratives about the community and celebrate its excellence and diversity. After a long delay and with a variety of safety measures and technological innovations, that festival is set to take place on July 31, 2021, at Esperanza’s Mercado La Paloma, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.
Titled South Central InnerVisions: An ...
A Letter From Kyiv, Where Reality Is Being Papered Over
In Ukraine’s Capital, the COVID-Era Accentuates, and Hides, Big Divides
A Letter From India, Where the World Is Collapsing
The Official Count of Cases and Deaths Doesn’t Reflect the Full Tragedy Unfolding Here
A Letter From Santiago, Where Chileans Are Seeking a New Constitution
Hopes Are High for Transforming the Country's Democracy, but the Risks May Be Even Higher
Where I Go: The Nature Preserve of Memory
Torrey Pines—A Mythic Hike in My Childhood Imagination—Feels Fragile Now
Where I Go: Seeking Peace on the Upper Slopes of Mount Shasta
How Cycling (and Tandem Biking) Has Made My Rural Northern California 'Neighborhood' Home
Where I Go: Stress Baking
When It All Becomes Too Much, I Remind Myself to Be Patient and Wait for My Next Loaf to Rise
Why Not Let the Church You Loathe Save the Theater You Love?
Across California, Growing Congregations and Communities Have Bridged Differences to Preserve Historic Movie Palaces
Why Does San Diego Love Recalling Governors?
Ambitions and Frustrations Churn in the 'Most Unabashedly American of California Cities'
Is Independence Still Worth Celebrating?
Contemplating Dependence and Interdependence on the Nation’s Birthday in Remote Independence, California
Community Coalition Chief Operating Officer Corey Matthews
I Like to Read in the Middle of the Night
Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina
The Beach Is the Ultimate Town Plaza
Urban Studies Theorist Richard Florida
The First Thing I Do in a New City Is Take a Nap