ISSUE No. 4

Clerestory

A clerestory is a window which allows light and air into the body of an old building. Clerestory Magazine stories explore the personal, social, and political dimensions of human flourishing.

The Clerestory Podcast S1 E14

Life Together: A Community Special
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photo story Vitamin Sea

How the ocean heals us…

photo story There Is No Ordinary

It’s a very strange thing, when you consider it, that sleeping or waking, you exist on an immense globe of atmosphere-wreathed rock hurtling through space.

photo story Becoming Ownerless: Therapy, Hefker, and The Mojave Desert

Wrestling with my thoughts and emotions is my national past time. My preferred coping method has always been intellectualizing, or removing myself entirely from, an emotionally stressful situation rather than dealing with it.

photo story Borderlands

Our environments must be stewarded to effectively create a healthy, flourishing ground for community. This photo essay showcases the moments where rest is the foundation for winter’s ecosystem.

photo story Prayers

These photographs and prayers were prompted by a woman whose faith surpassed a great many difficult and painful things. A woman who was accidentally named for a flower of faith.

photo story The Urban Monastery: Faith, Contemplation, and Architecture

What creates a space of stillness in the places that we inhabit? What creates a sense of contemplation?

photo story In Defense of the Necessity of Beauty: Resistance, Reclamation, and Faith

“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.” – Toni Morrison