Marybeth Christie Redmond, a writer and former state representative in the Vermont General Assembly, lives in Essex, Vermont.

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Desmond Tutu showed me what a soul-centered Christian life could look like

Soul Seeing: On an unremarkable day years ago, a most remarkable interview would reroute the trajectory of my life. My boss asked me to "do a quick interview" in our TV station's studio with then-Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Meet Madina of Somalia, a new American in Vermont

Soul Seeing: My anxiety for our country deepens into heartache as I contemplate the executive order that targets Syrian refugees asking to resettle here.

Soulful connections spring from prison writing program

Soul Seeing: The last thing on earth I anticipated as a vocation was writing with addicted, mentally ill inmates inside a prison facility.