Among the 53,000 Americans killed in World War I was Joyce Kilmer, a distinguished poet and essayist who died in battle at the age of 31.
A worker’s advocate, feminist leader and civil rights proponent whose work continues today at the age of 93, Dolores Huerta was an under-recognized leader.
The combination of religious faith and prophetic political action that marked César Chávez’s hunger strikes would become typical of many other moments in his long career as a labor organizer turned American icon.
John Moffitt, the longtime poetry editor of 'America,' met Thomas Merton the week Merton died, and wrote of the account for 'America.'
The unexpected connection between J. D. Salinger, Swami Vivekananda and the poetry editor of America magazine
John Moffitt, the poetry editor of America, was also a regular correspondent with everyone from famous Hindu swamis to J. D. Salinger to Thomas Merton.
Shusaku Endo may not have liked the title “greatest Japanese Catholic novelist,” but his works—including ‘Silence’—are powerful meditations on the nature of belief and the vitality and viability of Christianity.
In 'Our Hearts Are Restless: The Art of Spiritual Memoir,' Richard Lischer explores classics of "an intimate genre, perhaps the most intimate.”