Day: March 24, 2014

WorldVision changes hiring policy

World Vision, one of the largest Christian charities in the world, announced today that it would now be open to hiring gay people, representing a change in their employment policy. Up until now, World Vision required all employees to sign a policy requiring them to observe certain moral practices, including fidelity in marriage, and celibacy […]

Hobby Lobby Case and religious devotion

According to an article in the Washington Post, the justices on the current Supreme Court are the most vocal about their religious backgrounds as any in history. This could have bearing on the cases before them, including the one scheduled for tomorrow, which challenges the Affordable Care Act on the basis of concerns that providing […]

Remembering Romero

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador. Archbishop Romero continues to be held in very high regard throughout Central America, his picture adorning everything from t-shirts to hats to street graffiti, his presence in art rivaling that of Che Guevara. Songs, movies, and […]

Grief online

The growing adoption of social media affects even the way we deal with death, asserts an article in the NY Times.   The article examines how a generation, raised online, has defined rituals of mourning for themselves, staking out places on the Internet to build community around grief and loss.   These sites serve not […]