Young adults at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., are launching a new print project: Uprising, a magazine that hopes to capture the voices and experiences of young adults throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
Carol Brorsen, a master of divinity student and the brains behind the endeavor, has anticipated pioneering a young adult magazine since working as a newspaper reporter and a campus minister.
“It’s been a passion I can’t shake, and, from the response I’ve received so far, it’s something many other young adults are wishing was out there,” she said. “Hopefully, the magazine will be a vehicle for emerging artists and writers, and be of interest to young adults not part of a church.”
Uprising seeks to share the art, stories, spiritual wisdom, prophetic insight and social justice work of young adults. Brorsen is requesting creative expressions of faith from folks 18 to 35. A limited-run pilot issue will be published in January 2005 and distributed to Episcopal campus ministries and Episcopal churches with young adult programs.
The Episcopal Evangelical Education Society is funding the pilot issue. Then Brorsen and associates will seek additional monies.
“Expressions of faith may, by all means, include doubt and searching,” Brorsen said. “We are seeking art from all genres, and writing that is creative, raw and authentic. No polite coffee-hour chatter.”
Submissions should be sent to: Uprising, 99 Brattle St. #119, Cambridge, Mass. 02138, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writers should include their name, address, e-mail address, age and something about themselves and their submissions.