Edited by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

Cover image of a home vegetable garden

Frequency: March, June, September, December

Latest Issue: Volume 73, Number 4 (December 2023)

Size: 6 x 9

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S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College, USA

Cultural Connections Editors

Rosalind Hinton, Independent scholar, USA
Hussein Rashid, Independent scholar, USA

Associate Editors

Amanullah de Sondy, University College Cork, Ireland
Timothy K. Beal, Case Western Reserve, USA
Melanie Barbato, University of Münster, Germany

Editorial Board

Fatimah Ashrif, Rumi’s Circle; Muslim Institute, UK
Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University, USA
Joy Bostic, Case Western Reserve, USA
Cláudio Carvalhaes, Union Seminary, USA
Judy Chen, Buddhist Council of NY and the American Buddhist Confederation, Canada
Robbie B. H. Goh, National University Singapore, Singapore
Henry Goldschmidt, Interfaith Center of New York, USA
Nikky-Guninder Singh, Colby College, USA
Scott Holland, Bethany Seminary, USA
Jonathan Homrighausen, Duke University, USA
Erling Hope, Artist, USA
Amir Hussain, Loyola Maymount University, USA
Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute, USA
Björn Krondorfer, Northern Arizona University, USA
J. Shawn Landres, Jumpstart Labs, Santa Monica, USA
Laura Levitt, Temple University, USA
Peter Manseau, Smithsonian Institute, USA
Andrea Miller, Writer, Editor at Lion’s Roar
Shabana Mir, American Islamic College, USA
Jolyon Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Diane L. Moore, Harvard University, USA
Harold Morales, Morgan State University, USA
Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia, USA
Laurie L. Patton, Middlebury College, USA
Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University, USA
Christian Scharen, St. Lydia’s Church, Brooklyn, USA
Randall Styers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Kayla Renée Wheeler, Xavier University, USA
Pamela Winfield, Elon University, USA
Homayra Ziad, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Table of Contents

VOLUME 73, Number 4

Special Issue: Gardening as Social-Spiritual Practice
Edited by Johan Roeland


Gardening as Social-Spiritual Practice:
An Introduction to the Special Issue
Johan Roeland

Gardening Without a Garden
Kathryn Reklis

Queer Gardens
Joost Emmerik

Planting by Faith: A Hopi Farmer’s Perspective
Michael Kotutwa Johnson

Unsettled: On Learning to Honor Powerful
Strangers in an “Immigrant World”
Meghann Ormond

Terra-Therapy or, Growing Deep Peace
Jon Pahl

The Slow Garden: Gardening as Deceleration
Johan Roeland


Children of Space
Row light

Cultural Connections

Ebony G. Patterson at the New York Botanical Garden:
Enter Vultures
Review by Irina Sheynfeld

Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Rebuilding Community: Displaced Women
and the Making of a Shia Ismaili Muslim Sociality
Review by Sahir Dewji

Hadia Mubarak, Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands:
Controversies in Modern Qur’anic Commentaries.
Review by Nura Sophia Liepsner

Theresa A. Yugar, Sarah E. Robinson, Lilian Dube, and Teresia
Mbari Hinga, eds. Valuing Lives, Healing Earth: Religion, Gender,
and Life on Earth.
Review by Telesia K. Musili

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