A new generation of religious communities is springing up around the principles of "new monasticism," in which people live among and provide hospitality to those in need. Midmorning looks at how these communities work and their surprising influence on mainstream Christians.
- Diana Butler Bass: has studied emergent congregations, including new monasticism. She's the author of "Christianity for the Rest of Us."
- Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: runs the Web site, New Monasticism.org, which outlines the 12 marks or principles of the communities. He co-founded, with his wife Leah, Rutba House in Durham, North Carolina. He's the author of the book, "To Baghdad and Beyond."
- Maria Kenney: part of Communality in Lexington, Kentucky.