Hugh Hollowell

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About Hugh Hollowell

Hi there. 

The world is a mess. And it is full of people telling you what is wrong with it, and who is to blame. And if that is your jam, there is no shortage of people who will be happy to oblige you.

But what really gives me life these days is creating a compelling vision of a better world than the one we have now. A more just world. A kinder world. A world where, as Dorothy Day once put it, it is easier to be good.

My name is Hugh Hollowell, and for the last 15 years I have been working on building that better world and I have traveled all over the country talking about building it at major universities, divinity schools, churches, and coffee shops. My writing has been published in The Washington Post, Ethics Daily, Sojourners, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Profiles of my work have appeared in venues ranging from NPR’s Morning Edition to Fox News and The Christian Century. I have lectured or presented in a wide range of settings, from Duke University to Antioch College and The Wild Goose Festival.

I currently publish a weekly newsletter, as well as an occasionally updated blog and a Facebook page updated regularly with pertinent links and snark. All told, that is a lot of work.

And it is all free.

I like free. Free is equitable, and free means the people who need it most have access to it. But in order for it to be equitable for me, I need people who are willing to support that work, so it can be free for everyone else. In other words, I need Patrons. People willing to step up to make this work free for everyone.

So I created this Patreon page.

Here is how it works:

You select the level at which you want to support my work, ranging from $3 a month to $30 a month. Then Patreon will automatically hit your account up each month, so you don’t have to remember to hook me up. It all happens automagically.

You may be wondering why, exactly, you would want to do that. I mean, do you get something out of it? Do you get free swag? Advance copies of my new book? Exclusive behind-the-scenes candid shots of me and the band?

Well - no. No, you get the satisfaction of supporting work that you think should be out there. You get to help make sure I have the budget to keep putting work like this out there. It’s sorta like NPR – some of us pay so everyone can enjoy it. Or buying a book at an indie bookstore you could get cheaper on Amazon – you do it because the store needs to be supported, or it goes away, and by golly, you want to live in a world with indie bookstores.

However: I will occasionally send out things to the people who support me here – advance notice on an article I am publishing, or something unpublished from the archives or other things a true fan would want. And if I ever do manage to write a book, I will tell you about it first, and wrangle whatever discount for you I can.

But mostly? You are just helping me keep arguing for a compelling vision of a better world. 

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Thank you. Seriously. Thank you for supporting my work, and for helping make it free to the public.

Peace and all good,

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