Day: September 11, 2014

The death of adulthood, or just the exhaustion of the patriarchy?

A. O. Scott, the chief movie critic of The New York Times has written an intriguing essay for the paper’s magazine, in which he suggests that the fates of various high profile television characters including Don Draper, Walter White and Tony Soprano reflect not only the exhaustion of the patriarchy, but also, perhaps, “the death …

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In churches: more diversity, more drums

Cathy Lynn Grossman of Religion News Service writes: U. S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever. The National Congregations Study’s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues, and mosques — the third wave of studies that began in 1998 — finds more congregations:

How do you observe the 9/11 anniversary?

“What I was trying to describe, one of the most powerful images of the 11th, that I’d read in the paper, some of the people coming down were talking about the emergency workers who were ascending. And you know, that was just an image I felt left with, after that particular day. The idea of those guys going up the stairs, up the stairs, ascending, ascending.”

Is the war against ISIL a “just war”?

Here is the full text of the speech in which President Obama outlines his plan “to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.” “First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. …. Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground. ….