Robert L. Peters

2 December 2005

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Described as “a cheeky magazine” by the Winnipeg Free Press and “your story of experiments with truth,” by the publisher, ‘Geez’ is a new magazine with the mandate to “untangle the narrative of faith from the fundamentalists, pious self-helpers and religio-profiteers.” It aims to “explore the point at which word, action and image intersect and then ignite” and to become “a camp set up in the outback of the spiritual commons, a bustling spot for the over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe even the un-churchable, a location just beyond boring bitterness, a place for wannabe contemplatives, front-line world-changers and restless cranks, (and) a place where the moon shines quiet, instinct runs mythic and belief rides a bike (or at least sits on the couch entertaining the possibility).”

Robert L. Peters, who is serving the non-profit and ad-free Geez in an advisory role, has been pleased with the courage and vision shown by founder/publisher Aiden Enns (formerly managing editor of Adbusters) and editor Will Braun: “Geez defines itself as ‘holy mischief in an age of fast faith,’ and I firmly believe that its time is ripe.”

Geez has been garnering positive reviews in a variety of media. Maclean’s magazine’s 9 January 2006 issue features a spread from Geez’ inaugural issue (including a poster by Peters from the “Lest We Forget: Hiroshima & Nagasaki” series) and notes that “Geez may be an indication that Christianity, or at least some form of it, is becoming cool again.”

For more information, visit geezmagazine.org


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