Day: May 18, 2014

Standing up for gay teens

In his column at the Daily Beast, Gene Robinson highlights the need for compassionate religious people to seek justice, given systems that perpetuate the criminalization of LGBT individuals-especially youth-and those living with HIV:

The Tao has no gate

by Donald Schell PART 2/2 Just after my two and a half weeks of driving in Malawi, I was talking with Cleve McIntosh, a South African country doctor who has studied with Richard Rohr at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Listening to my driving experience reminded Cleve how Richard Rohr …

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A Defense of Soft Atheism

In the May 15th edition of “The Stone” at the New York Times, Gary Gutting interviews Columbia University philosophy professor Philip Kitcher whose new book, “Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism” defines a “soft atheism” that differs from the worldview of prominent atheists like Richard Dawkins. Kitcher’s perspective, which does not rely on …

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Godparents as Guides

Godparents, depending on one’s background, culture, and relationship to a religious heritage, play very different roles. Depending on several factors, expectations from the denomination may differ as well:

Anglican Church of New Zealand Divests from Fossil Fuels

As individuals and communities around the world continue to face deadly impacts from climate change, Anglicans throughout the Communion are joining cities, municipalities, and other religious bodies to break the social license of fossil fuel producing companies in order to force them to invest more rapidly in sustainable energy. In a recent synod resolution, the …

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Forgiveness

Psalm 24, 29 (Morning) Psalm 8, 84 (Evening) Leviticus 8:1-13,30-36 Forgiveness Project website lately, and I’m astounded at the depth of the wounds people have healed within themselves via the power of forgiveness. It’s hard for me to fathom that there are people who forgiven the killers of their loved ones in the Rwandan genocide, …

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