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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Letter From The Editor

By Garrett FitzGerald
January 4, 2012

Happy New Year, all, and happy belated holidays as well!

The beginning of 2012 marks the first anniversary of the launch of TheReligiousLeft.org, and I'm going to exercise a bit of editorial privilege to take a moment to thank everyone who has been involved with this project over the course of the last year.

In only one year, an idea that began as the procrastinatory daydream of a second-year divinity school student has blossomed into a project that is every day further realizing a potential greater than I had ever dreamed. In its first year of existence, TheReligiousLeft.org hosted over 200 articles from almost three dozen contributors, amassing tens of thousands of views and sparking a number of terrific conversations to boot. 

Our frequent readers will know that I'm seldom at a loss for words, but the experience of getting to know our many contributors over the course of this past year has been just indescribably profound. It has been one of the most encouraging and hopeful experiences of my life to not only come into contact with such an incredible community of people bound by a mutual longing for discussion and creation, but to witness the whole-hearted generosity of the caring, committed individuals who gladly volunteer their time and talent by contributing to this project, this process, that we're creating together.

So, thank you, contributors. Thank you, readers. Thank you poets and priests and prophets and postulants. Thank you mothers, fathers, children, loved ones. Thank you, friends. Thank you, students. Thank you, teachers. Thank you, commenters. Thank you, questioners. Thank you, trolls, for the occasional reminders of what we're up against. Thank you, everyone. 

Wishing you and yours the very happiest of new years!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing what you do so well Garrett! I'm grateful Religious Left is around to spark and foster thought and debate. Keep up the great work!

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  2. I am deeply honored to be among those contributors and to let others of like mind know they aren't alone. Blessings, Tamilu

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  3. Thanks to all of the authors on this site for their great work! Please keep it up!

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