To Step Back & Let New People Direct the Conversation

AidenAn announcement from our comrade up north Aiden Enns (right) of Geez Magazine:

After much reflection and in close conversation with the board of directors, I’ve decided that now is a good time for me to retire from my
post as editor of Geez magazine. I plan to make the Winter 2017 edition my 48th and final issue.

Geez magazine started 12 years ago under the tagline, “holy mischief in
an age of fast faith” in order to poke and prod at the pitfalls of
mainstream religion.

Then, in 2014, it expanded to include “contemplative cultural
resistance,” in order to nurture and inspire those who are working for
systemic change by challenging patriarchy, homophobia, white privilege
and racism, heteronormativity, ableism, militarism, Islamophobia,
Christian hegemony, rampant incarceration, and other forms of oppression
and abuse of power.

It has been both a challenge and my passion to explore these topics, look
for pockets of resistance, and articulate compelling alternative
worldviews, value systems and patterns of behavior. My sense of
connection to a life-giving force that knits everything together is
reinforced by stories of courage and defiance in the face of evil
(perhaps an over-used word), dehumanization,  and injustice.

But now, as the magazine matures, and as I encounter so many new voices
that need to be heard, I want to step back and let new people direct the
conversation.

We have strong leadership from the board and a promising pool of eager
talent. I am excited for the future of Geez, and the possibilities that a
new managing editor will bring to this magazine.

In a separate email, and on our website, we’ll announce some job
openings. I will continue to provide assistance in the transition in the
months ahead.

Sincerely,

Aiden Enns
Editor, Geez magazine

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