Day: December 20, 2014

Top Ten Religion Stories

Top Ten Religion Stories

Religion News Service Top Ten Religion Stories by Rabbi A. James Rudin: 1. Islamic extremist groups, especially the Islamic State and Boko Haram, dominated the year’s news with atrocities that included beheadings, crucifixions, mass killings and persecution of religious minorities, including Christians in Africa and the Middle East. … 2. The pope continued to reshape both […]

Safe Space: white fantasy?

PJH: On twitter, you (depressingly, brilliantly) wrote, “I’ve never glimpsed safe teaching (and learning) space. It is a white fantasy that harms.” I’m wonder­ing if you could expand on that as it pertains to the Black student in Canada? How does such a vexed space inform your own pedagogical practice?  KM: Yes. I wonder a […]

Toys of war

Toys of war

While many children in the US anticipate Santa’s arrival with bags of toys, children in South Sudan sculpt clay figures to play out their experiences. Thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement agency of The Episcopal Church, for highlighting this story: The filmmaker Andrew Berends traveled to Sudan last year to document the lingering effects […]

On the wrong side of Vespers

On the wrong side of Vespers

Martha Spong writes in Christian Century about attending her daughter’s glee club performance. How she found herself at Vespers with “O Holy Night” sung on the inside and protestors chanting outside. Then the Dean of Religious Life invited those outside to come inside: Last week we drove 350 miles to Smith College, where our daughter was singing with the […]