I have not met Omid Safi, but he lives near me. He teaches at UNC-CH so he’s just down the road. It was surprising to me to find his essays about Islam on the Religion News website and realize that this writer is actually a neighbor of sorts. Today, he wrote about the standing protests in Turkey. That is a form of activism I can get behind. Not ranting. Not screaming. Not even chanting. No slogans. Simply standing for what you think is important.
I have met Lindsey Thompson and Gabriela Quiroz from the Travel Light film crew. We stopped into a/perture cinema one Wednesday when they were introducing their post-graduation project to Winston-Salem. They are part of a group of NC School of the Arts film school students who are hiking the Camino de Santiago this summer. Blogging as they go, they are making a film about the Camino, one of the most famous Christian pilgrimages in the world.
I’m fascinated by the Camino, so I am really loving following the journey of these filmmakers.