Call for Submissions: November Holy Heretic zine

We prepare for November, continuing our autumn theme, “Radical Harvest” and each month focusing on a different area in which we should have abundance for all creatures — human and non-human, and for our planet — but in which many continue to experience lack and suffering.

The submissions, quotes, devotionals, drawings and essays will focus on what wisdom from across ages, places and religions have to say on the topic, what the current lack is and how we create a “Radical Harvest” in these areas for every living creature.

In November our focus is on the scripture from Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.” We ask for submissions relating to the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and privatization of prisons/jails. We ask how we create a “Radical Harvest” in which families are reunited, in which society governs itself differently, and in which people can experience freedom in new ways. Submissions for the November issue should be sent to justice@mercyjunctioncenter.org by noon on Monday, Oct. 24

In December our focus is on the scripture from Luke 2:7, “There was no room for them in the inn.” We ask for submissions relating to the lack of affordable housing, homelessness, foreclosure. We ask how we create a “Radical Harvest” in which all people have a safe, comfortable, secure and clean place to call home. Submissions for the December issue should be sent to justice@mercyjunctioncenter.org by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

We’re looking for essays, drawings, photographs, poems and other writing and artistic work around each month’s topic.

“Holy Heretic is a monthly zine influenced by the wisdom of diverse traditions to inspire readers to create a more just world. Holy Heretic collaborates with artists, people of faith, writers and activists to discuss a range of issues in the quest for freedom, justice and peace — all with a creative, sometimes snarky, sometimes provocative, always loving, edge. We seek to bring together the voices of individuals of different faith traditions, as well as those who are not religious, to comment on the calling of people of conscience to work toward change.”

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