Welcome to Media Pilgrimages where we journey together
to find Sacred Space in Cyber Space.

This website is your path to the spiritual exercises, lessons, links, resources, and workshops that act as guides to the holy places in the digital media landscape. Places that continue to tell the human-divine story in the multimedia world of the 21st century.

Please let us know what you find along the way by contributing to this website. You can post a video, a lesson, an image, an idea to any of the pages to enlighten other pilgrims.

We look forward to hearing from you. Godspeed!

By Mary Byrne Hoffmann

Media of the Month

“Violence and Silence”: An exceptional presentation by Dr. Jonathan Katz on the culturally ordained silence among men on the issue of gender violence and sexual abuse. This is a must-see, must-discuss clip for males who aspire to be leaders and for the men and women who encourage them. It certainly presents some thinking points for young girls as well. Take this into the classroom, the sunday school, the locker room, the board room.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KTvSfeCRxe8

By Mary Byrne Hoffmann

Media of the Month

Our Story in 2 Minutes
This video was produced by a student for his video production class. It is such a powerful teaching tool raising all kinds of questions: What images stand out? How does the video make you feel about humankind? Who is “in” and who is “out” of this video (i.e., groups of people)? What is “in” and “out” of this video? (i.e., peace, violence, kindness, cruelty, intelligence, humor, imagination, good, evil, God)? How are different groups of people represented? What is the producer’s perspective? How could this be used in the classroom?
Looking forward to your thoughts on this video as well as any suggestions you may have for related questions.
By Mary Byrne Hoffmann

Media of the Month

In Honor of Earth Month: Planet Earth Video Montage

Be Still and know that the Great Spirit moves among us.

By Mary Byrne Hoffmann

Media of the Month

This I Believe: http://thisibelieve.org

If you have not had a chance to listen to these short audio essays on belief, please treat yourself. You will be inspired!

This I Believe¬† was the inspiration of the iconic radio journalist, Edward R. Murrow. The original 1950’s program broadcast compelling essays on belief by people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Harry Truman¬† and also by scientists, secretaries, taxi cab drivers and just plain folks.

In 2004, This I Believe was revived on National Public Radio continuing the tradition of making every voice powerful as it spoke to the power of belief.

The website not only allows you to listen and download every audio essay in their archives but has a wealth of related resources including lesson guides.

See Lessons for a related lesson.

By Mary Byrne Hoffmann