February/March 2017 Prompt:Faithful Resistance

REVISED DEADLINE: Submissions due on Monday March 6th by 11:59pm. Last weekend I marched with thousands of people through downtown San Francisco as we grieved for our country and reminded ourselves of our collective power. In the past few years I have become increasingly aware of the terrible oppression and stark injustices that exist in our country. My anger and concern have increased since realizing … Continue reading February/March 2017 Prompt:Faithful Resistance

Letter from the Editors, Dec. 2016

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

Nov/Dec Prompt: Loving Across Difference

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

Letter from the Editors, October 2016

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

Jesus in the Midst

By Georgia Lee Proposition V: Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Proposition Q : Prohibiting tents on sidewalks. Proposition W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million. Proposition 67: Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags. Proposition 62: Repeal of the Death Penalty. Presidents, Senators, Representatives, Judges, School Board Members, City Supervisors… This election I have decisions to make about 51 positions and propositions. Voting : … Continue reading Jesus in the Midst

Where Love Resides

By Brent Andrews Generally speaking, I do not consider myself a particularly political person. I like to think that I am civically engaged and conscious; however, I have never wanted to hold a position in any office or run for county mayor. I try not to avoid political discourse all of the time because I think it has the power to bring up interesting conversation, … Continue reading Where Love Resides

Radical Love in Daily Politics

By Hailey Joy Scandrette I first remember really becoming aware of politics as a concept when I was 10. It was 2004, and there was an election going on. I had a couple friends whose parents talked about politics a lot at home, and who had learned to mimic conversations about politics pretty well. It all seemed very cynical and intimidating to me. The wild … Continue reading Radical Love in Daily Politics