Reinventing Home was founded in 2019 by a group of writers, academics, artists and activists who view home as our primary attachment, setting the stage for lifelong patterns of intimacy and self-renewal. This publication arrived just in time to help our readers navigate their new home-bound status during the pandemic and went on to explore our search for community and belonging in an era of social and political upheaval.
This digital magazine has been called “a thinking person’s guide to home” and “a mindful approach to home.” It embraces everything from the secret lives of our possessions to the creation of the cosmos, from futuristic human settlements to the experience of immigrants and people of color. It’s based on what we all have in common— a longing for sanctuary, a safe haven where we can be our best and truest selves. Phil Cousineau, host of Global Spirit TV says, “A meditation on our need for sanctuary, Reinventing Home is indispensable for our changing times.”
Reinventing Home has been generously funded by E. Patricia Herron, a former superior court judge in northern California, and by readers like you.
Founder and Chief Storyteller
VALERIE ANDREWS has written widely about home and our quest for belonging in A Passion for this Earth: Exploring a New Partnership of Man, Woman and Nature and a forthcoming book, Where the Heart Is. A graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, Valerie founded Sacred Words: A Center for Healing Stories with a grant from Laurance Rockefeller, and was a featured commentator in A Still Small Voice, an award-winning documentary on the interface of science and spirituality. She also contributed to two other films: Nourish, the story of our food from soil to plate and Powershift, the story of alternative energy. Her articles have appeared in The Optimist, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Common Boundary, The Sun, Intuition, Parabola, Esquire, Vogue, and New York magazine. She has lectured widely about the future of work and its new center—in the home.
DEBORAH LONDON WRIGHT, MDiv, served as Associate Pastor of Calvary Church in San Francisco, on the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness, and as adjunct faculty at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Following her postgraduate studies at UC Berkeley’s General Theological Union, she formed Avalon Enterprises, raising funds and providing project management for NGOs working in the fields of religion, education, healthcare, and film. Her clients included The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Google, Kaiser Permanente, the Murphy Cancer Foundation, Callaway Leadership Institute, and Kairos USA. In 2011, Deborah and Jim Kitchens launched PneuMatrix, bringing adaptive change to congregations throughout the US, and focusing on new community service models like www.laundrylove.org
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Special thanks to Linda Ferrer, Jada Fabrizio, Linda Bucklin, Suzanne Perot, Mary Reynolds Thompson, Bruce Thompson, Ann Robinson, Robert Kipniss, Russ McClure.
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