Cover Story: 30 Days With Abraham Lincoln—Help Us Launch a Whole New Way to Bring Americans Together

DAILY INSPIRATION AND STEPS TOWARD UNITY

LINCOLN STILL CALLS US TOGETHER—This week, our whole community of writers and editors is thrilled to launch a unique new series of books with the release of 30 Days With Abraham Lincoln—Quiet Fire. 

Based on a popular radio series from Lincoln scholar Duncan Newcomer, this book is designed with a month’s day-by-day readings, as well as easy links to listen to the original broadcast of each day’s story as well. Historians, teachers and inspirational writers already are encouraging Americans to help with this unique, interactive project.

Read our magazine Cover Story, this week, which has news, plus links to get involved in many ways. The important first step? Get a copy of the book. Then, we also have launched a Front Edge Publishing resource page for the new book series, which has free downloadable media resources to spark interest in this series among friends.

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Remember When America Welcomed Immigrants?

A CUBAN-AMERICAN FAMILY shares their dramatic story from the early 1960s with columnist and author Suzy Farbman this week.

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Holidays & Festivals:
MANY WAYS TO MARK AUTUMN—

SPIRITUAL SIDE OF FOOTBALL

MARTIN DAVIS’s October column explores the spiritual side of football, which may seem like quite a creative leap to many of our readers. In fact, Pew and Gallup tell us that football remains American’s favorite sport, a true autumnal festival—and Martin tells a dramatic, personal story of how this sport has shaped his own family.

DIWALI

INDIAN FESTIVAL of LIGHTS—A billion people are celebrating the festival of Diwali this week. In recognition of the triumph of light over darkness, Diwali bears great significance for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike; as awareness of Indian culture spreads, major celebrations now are hosted around the world. Holidays columnist Stephanie Fenton has the story.

Care to see all the holidays? It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances—just remember the address InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click this movie still to read Ed’s review of The Joker.

Faith & Film

Click this image to learn more about the October issue of Visual Parables Journal.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns are:

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