Submission deadline: July 29th (we will be posting contributions throughout the month as we receive them) This month we’re doing something a little different with our conversation. Instead of writing on a predetermined theme or responding to a prompt, we’re asking you to share something you’re excited about with us! Whether you’re learning something new, or you recently had an experience that shifted something for … Continue reading July Prompt: Share Your Passions!
Dear Readers, As is to be expected as a still very young magazine, we only receive a small number of submissions each month, but I am consistently impressed by our contributors’ vulnerability, depth, and willingness to grapple with nuance and doubt. I encourage you all to read this month’s submissions on mental health, faith, and stigma for this reason. As part of our conversation on … Continue reading Letter from the Editor, May 2017
Mental Health, Faith, and Stigma Submissions deadline: April 29th For most of my first year of college, I was very depressed. I was exhausted all the time, it was difficult to focus or motivate myself, I didn’t feel excited about things I usually felt excited about, I often felt numb and wanted to just not exist for a while, and when I didn’t feel numb … Continue reading April/May Prompt 2017: Mental Health, Faith, and Stigma
There has been a request this month for us to share some community organizing tools and resources alongside our conversation about resistance. Below are a few sources that might be helpful for people looking to get started with community organizing. Additionally, I encourage all of you to research what organizers in your area are already doing and how you can join in, usually a simple … Continue reading Community Organizing Resources
Dear Readers, Thank you for taking a look at our first issue of 2017! Although many of the people who expressed interest in participating in our conversation on Faithful Resistance were unable to do so, we still have a small but heartfelt issue to share with you this month! We encourage you to engage with the reflections we’ve published, and to let us know what you’re interested in … Continue reading Letter From The Editors, March 2017
Dear readers, We’re excited to kick off 2017 by announcing two major changes that we hope will make Ignited more accessible for you and help us to provide engaging content on issues you are interested in discussing and reading about! First, we will be cutting our issue number in half and putting out 6 issues per-year, instead of attempting to put out 12. We hope … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes!
Dear Readers, Thank you for stopping by to read our final issue of 2016. We’ll be taking the month of January, 2017 off to decide what changes we will make to Ignited in the coming year. It’s been a huge learning curve running this magazine for the past year, we’ve found that finding contributors is more challenging than we’d expected, but also that when people … Continue reading Letter from the Editors, Dec. 2016
The submission deadline has been pushed back until December 28th! We live in an incredibly diverse world filled with billions of people who each hold beautiful and complex pieces of the divine within themselves. However, historically humans don’t always have a great track record with embracing difference and diversity. If learning how to love people well means learning how to love people despite, or even … Continue reading Nov/Dec Prompt: Loving Across Difference
Dear Readers, Thank you for joining us this month as we discuss faith and politics. We hope you’ll appreciate engaging with a few different perspectives in our pieces this month. We’d love to hear your thoughts in response via comments, emails, etc. Faith and politics are difficult topics for many people to discuss, so we’re thankful to our contributors for sharing their thoughts so publically. Information … Continue reading Letter from the Editors, October 2016
Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 25th As human beings we are relational creatures. From the minute we’re born until we die we’re creating connections between ourselves and the people around us. The relationships we cultivate can feed our souls or drain our energy; they can encourage us to be our best selves, or coax our shadow selves to the forefront of our self-expression; they can make … Continue reading September 2016 Prompt: On Being Relational Beings.