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Annelise Jolley Annelise Jolley

Annelise is a San Diego-based writer and editor interested in stories that galvanize, build bridges, and prompt action. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing and her work has appeared in The Millions, Brevity, Sojourners, and Civil Eats, among others. She is the Editorial Director at Nations Media. Visit Annelise's Site
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Blessed are the Questioners

  I was a nosy kid, and it’s a trait I never fully outgrew. ...

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Emissaries at the Edge

The ministry of immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border   When he was a boy, ...

No One Will Make Them Afraid

Photos by Shaun Boyte “The trees of the field will yield their fruit and ...

Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 1

  Editor’s Note: This year we’re welcoming advent with a series called Keeping Watch. ...

Into the Darkness

Welcome to Pattaya On a humid Friday night, we are walking into the heart ...

Alternate Routes: Literature

Editor’s Note: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or apathetic when faced with the sheer volume ...

Empathy vs. Compassion: Responding to Suffering

The first time I learned about empathy was in fourth grade. My teacher defined ...

Freedom From Fear

I own a book, The Book of Common Prayer, which I pick up every ...

The Tenacity of Hope

“Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things—the weather, ...