Day: August 24, 2015

Rebuild the Churches distributes $92,000 to each of six burned churches

Rebuild the Churches distributes $92,000 to each of six burned churches

After the killings at Emanuel African Methodist, and acts of arson against several historically black churches, a variety of faith-based organizations and individuals raised funds to help rebuild them. Muslim organizations were previously reported to have raised over $100,000, and several Christian groups have donated heavily. The National Council of Churches is still soliciting funds, and […]

Aeon original video on Stoicism and death with philosopher Massimo Pigliucci

Aeon original video on Stoicism and death with philosopher Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, speaks about Stoicism and death in an original video for Aeon magazine. Pigliucci explains that suicide was considered permissible in certain circumstances, relating it to modern advocacy for right to death legislation, noting that Zeno, the founder of Stoicism, took his own life after years of debilitating illness. He describes […]

A sociologist in Las Vegas on atheism and morality

A sociologist in Las Vegas on atheism and morality

Is there a morality that isn’t grounded in religious faith? Who are the great thinkers and moralists of that movement? Sociologist Lori Fazzino tells an interviewer that atheists are misunderstood, and just as moral as Evangelical Christians, in an interview about her graduate work and personal spiritual history.

The Episcopal Church wrestles with a pro-slavery history on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line

The Episcopal Church wrestles with a pro-slavery history on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line

The Cathedral of St. John in Providence, R.I., and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond, VA, address the historic role of The Episcopal Church in slavery and the Confederacy.

Jimmy Carter teaches two back-to-back Sunday School lessons just days following chemotherapy.

Jimmy Carter teaches two back-to-back Sunday School lessons just days following chemotherapy.

Just a few days after revealing publicly that cancer has spread to his brain, 90 year old Jimmy Carter taught his regular Sunday School lesson Sunday at the little red brick Baptist Church in Plains GA of which he is a member. Former President Carter has been teaching Sunday School at the church for over […]