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Day: August 4, 2014
If you spend much time around church food pantries, and the government-administered food assistance programs that are often run out of churches, then you might have noticed that the food available to people with restricted incomes is often the least-healthy option available. As food pantries seek to reduce costs, and cut down on spoilage, they […]
Phillip Pullman, whom the New Yorker once called ‘the most outspoken atheist in Britain’, wrote the young adult trilogy, His Dark Materials, which cemented his reputation around the world, and gained him notoriety among conservative religious folk.
The Anglican archbishop of Uganda has spoken out against the decision of the Constitutional Court, which overturned the law imposing harsh penalties on ‘homosexual acts’, on Friday. The court determined that the parliament lacked the necessary quorum when it passed the law earlier in the year, drawing criticism from Western governments and religious leaders around […]
The head of the US Jesuit Conference has written to the Congressional alumni of Jesuit schools, urging them to do more on immigration reform, and live up to the principles they were taught in school. The Jesuits specifically called for an end to deportations, and more aid for the victims of human trafficking, and unaccompanied […]
As the world watches the situation in Gaza crumble day by day, Rabbi Jill Jacobs writes an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for ‘radical empathy’ as a way to bridge the divide. She defines radical empathy as opening oneself up to the pain and suffering of the other, at the moment when you have […]