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“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 empathy” and “profoundly compassionate”. The book has been informed by her work on a monthly column, “The Patient Body“, which investigates the intersection of religion and medicine, and also […]

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Concentrating poverty

“Far more troubling than simple income inequality, our nation is being turned into a patchwork of concentrated advantage juxtaposed with concentrated disadvantage. The incomes and lives of generation after generation are being locked into terrifyingly divergent trajectories.”

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The Rev. Megan Castellan on inequality in contemporary America

The Rev. Megan Castellan contrasts our modern economic inequality with historic injustice in an article for the Kansas City Star. In particular, she focuses on one of the final speeches of Martin Luther King, where he decried the high unemployment rate and low wages for black workers.

From the Star article:

In 1968, King was decrying an unemployment rate of 8.8 percent in the black community, which he considered unconscionably high. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, as of 2013, […]

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