Day: February 8, 2016

The case for teaching kids philosophy

The case for teaching kids philosophy

Noting the deep ideological polarization of our time, writer Steve Neumann argues that the party primaries provide perfect examples of why we need to teach children philosophy; the Washington Post presents his essay as an argument in favor of bringing back philosophy before we increase the focus on computer sciences and other STEM disciplines. Neumann […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has made a video with a message for Lent. Transcripts are below in English and Español. The video and text are also available on the Episcopal Church website; the video is introduced with this text in English: The season of Lent is upon us. It is a season of making a […]

German Catholic church calls for reduction in refugee acceptance

German Catholic church calls for reduction in refugee acceptance

The Guardian writes that Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of German Bishops’ Conference, has denounced the calls to violence issued by a rightwing group, but echoed their concern on the number of refugees being accepted into the country. From the article: “As a church we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees,” Cardinal […]

“The Good Death”: what does it look like? How ought we die?

“The Good Death”: what does it look like? How ought we die?

“The Good Death”, out on February 16th, is the first book by writer Ann Neumann, a visiting scholar at The Center for Religion and Media at NYU, who has also been a hospice volunteer, tending to the dying as they approach the end of their lives. Neumann’s exploration of dying has been called “a work of fierce […]

Ecclesiastical disciplinary proceedings under way in St. George’s sex scandal case

Ecclesiastical disciplinary proceedings under way in St. George’s sex scandal case

Title IV proceedings are under way for the Rev. George E. Andrews II and the Rev. Howard White. And a new victim has come forward, this time in North Carolina where White served as rector of Grace Church in the Mountains.