“I believe in redemption in the same way that I believe in heaven: I feel required to.”
“A fight over prayer in schools in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, offers a glimpse into what more school districts around the country may face.”
“The enduring allure of pilgrimage.”
An excerpt from issue 134 of The Atavist Magazine.
Humans are social creatures, and loneliness can be debilitating — yet, many have discovered solace in the solitary life.
“But what, I wondered, about people living in red America who have embraced immunity? In the national battle over vaccination, their voices have largely been drowned out.”
How a journalist found her voice as her mother lost hers.
“The best thing I did was simply respect him.”
Not only will I never get my faith back, but I’m going to keep missing it. I’ll always have that longing — but there’s no going back into the garden.
Writer Sarah Betancourt explores her connections to Espiritismo and Santeria.