From the press release:
Universal Table/Wising Up Press isan organization dedicated to exploring the complex challenges and lasting rewards of living up close and personal with pluralism in social, family, religious, and civic life, or, more simply, Finding the ‘We’ in ‘Them’, the ‘Us’ in ‘You’. Wising Up Anthologies use literature by contemporary writers to explore various dimensions of pluralism because of the power of narrative to help us identify safely with others who may at first seem, by appearance or circumstances or culture, very different from us. The anthologies serve as an invitation to stand in that richer relation—empathic, musing, open to new meaning—with ourselves and with our neighbors. The subjects the press focuses on are families and resilience, illness and meaning, creative aging, listening across faiths, and immigration and belonging.