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From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
The Conversation Global

An 18th-century painting showing an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child, and a plaque that says 'From a Spaniard and an Indian i...

What Next After 11/9 For The U.S.? Reactions And A Plea For Lessons And Wisdom From Our Friends And Colleagues In Africa

Cecelia Lynch | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Cecelia Lynch

The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog, at, has as its mission to "transform the phenomenon of aid to Africa into egalitarian and respectful relationships that challenge unequal power relations, paternalism and victimization."

Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg Sebastian Junger is a former war reporter, the author of several best-selling books, and co-director of the Oscar-nominated docu...

Dear Evangelicals: There's No Biblical Case Against Sending Women to War

Gail Wallace | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Gail Wallace

Recently the U.S. military announced it had opened all combat positions to women. In response, some on the evangelical right suggested that "a nation that sends its young women to fight its wars is a nation that may no longer be worth defending."

Are Women Innocent?

Delia Melody | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women
Delia Melody

As a proud third wave feminist, let me take a moment to dispel that illusion for you right now: Women are not innocent, and anyone who would say that we are is not a feminist; more importantly, we don't have to be innocent.

You Are Man Enough? You Are Woman Enough?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 01.28.2017 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm here to tell you, there is no fear in Christ, there is freedom. There is no shame in Christ, there is strength. There is no guilt in Christ, there is redemption.

When Gender Theology Is Divisive, and Why That's Okay

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I will continue to call out gender injustice, and pray that the church unites in the Spirit of justice and equality.

The Day I Asked My Feminist Wife if Our Marriage Was an Egalitarian One

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
André Corrêa d'Almeida

When I began looking back over the myriad events involving gender equality -- victories and losses -- in 2015, I wondered how our relationship measured up under Sara's own feminist ideal.

Second Class on Sunday Mornings: Growing Up Female in the Church

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.05.2016 | Religion
Julie Meyer Taylor

I think about women in the church every day. Every day! Not because I want to be a pastor, or an elder, or a deacon. But because I am stunned by the insulting way many mainstream churches treat women. And I am shocked that it is so widely accepted.

Rules Are Meant to Be Broken: The Future of Singapore

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

For years, Singapore's location in bustling Southeast Asia made it the perfect crossroads for trade; goods, services, and ideas were ripe for the picking, and Singapore selected the very best of all of them for itself.

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

People usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. It is critical to understand those passages, but the problem with starting there is that we too often forget about the rest of the Bible.

5 Reasons To Merge Last Names When You Marry

Em & Lo | Posted 07.09.2016 | Weddings
Em & Lo

We'd retain our last names for our respective work purposes, but for family affairs we wanted to be a united front. If he wasn't going to take my last name (because why should either one of our names get special preference?), then we needed another option. For us, merging was the most elegant solution.

Égalité Après la Guerre: How War Affects in-Group Fairness

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Told from the point of view of Colonel Georges Picquart, the intelligence officer whose scrupulous honesty finally established Dreyfus' innocence, An Officer and a Spy breathes life into historic events.

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Violence against women is the most prevalent and the most hidden injustice in our world today. It's time for all people of faith to be outraged. It's time for our Christian leaders to stand up and say that women, made in the very image of God, deserve better.

3 Complementarians And A Mutualist

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's time to talk about complementarianism, the theological root of the demeaning, misogynistic evangelical fruit that I surveyed recently.

3 Smokin' Hot Clarifiers

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's more obvious to me than ever after hearing from readers that this problem of a demeaning culture in the church is real; and until we are honest about that, change will not happen.

Unity Is Not Uniformity: An Open Letter To Natan Sharansky

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

The Western Wall is a good place to launch a re-commitment to the Torah's vision of "one law," of unity without uniformity, and to Israel's imperfect but vigorous expression of democracy in action.

Dewey Dare

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Following an election that feels much like a bitterly fought, hard-won vindication of those earlier transformative contests of 1932 and 1964, we might do well to reacquaint ourselves with this great American mind.

Gender And Bible-Believers: What Some Evangelicals Are Missing

Craig S. Keener | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Those who have redefined "evangelical" so as to exclude those supportive of women in ministry speak only for their own brand of evangelicalism, not for many other evangelical groups

The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In its infancy, our little blue orb was a perfect place serenaded by little more than the swoosh of winds and the ebb of ocean tides. Enter humans.

Populism and Equality: It's the Economy, Stupid

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

Right-wing populism morphs easily into culture wars in which nostalgia for ways things never were contends with the cultural by-products of secular and progressive ideologies.

Bleeding Heart Liberals Proven Right: Too Much Inequality Harms a Society

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

The well being of whole societies is closely correlated not with average income level but rather with the size of the disparity of income between the top 20% and the bottom 20%.