Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, poet, and activist. She joined Zainab to discuss what drove her to dedicate her life to social justice issues, and shared some of the things that have comforted and inspired her along the way.
When I was eleven I realized that if God existed, it had to be outside. So I went early into nature and I have never left and I never will leave. That is the joy of nature, of seeing nature is all there is.
The I Ching, or The Book of Changes, is one of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture. It was one of the Five Classics edited by Confucius, who is reported to have wished he had fifty more years of life to study it.
This poem by Naomi Shihab Nye contemplates discovering kindness through misfortune. In respect of copyright, we cannot display the poem here. Click the link to read it.
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Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems.
I was placed halfway between the misery and the sun. Poverty kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history was not everything.
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was--not easy, as Beethoven has had many women in his life.
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