In Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty reports on the presence and stigmatization of depression in academia, and specifically on a professor who has become a voice attempting to shed light on a pervasive and increasing problem: the University of Michigan’s Peter Railton, Gregory S. Kavka Distinguished University Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of philosophy: […]
Day: February 25, 2015
The Episcopal Public Policy Network is addressing domestic and worldwide poverty, publishing blogs each Wednesday during Lent. Today’s post, “Engaging Poverty Through Housing,” explores the racial, economic and gender violence-related roadblocks for homeless and profiles St. Francis Center in the Diocese of Colorado, “a ‘place of peace’ for men and women who are homeless in […]
As a Christian, I attempt daily to offer my life to God. I fail at this task with the same regularity as I begin it. However, I keep trying. As a result I have discovered so many of my failings and so much of God’s mercy that I can only commend this practice. Blogging is part of this practice.
The Reverend Weston Mathews, associate rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Richmond, Va., and a contributing editor to Episcopal Cafe, was one of ten people arrested on Monday for protesting the proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline over 550 miles in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. The protest included a blockade of Virginia […]
Today is when we can open and soften our hearts, and keep them from closing off. Today is when the people around us can feel the compassionate difference we make in the world, even if they can’t see us at work.