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Simone Weil

Stumbling Toward Easter with Simone Weil: The Pain -- and Necessity -- of Separation

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It's Holy Week and my thoughts turn to the difficult, painful yet exquisitely beautiful thoughts of Simone Weil, whose book, "Waiting for God," was first published, posthumously, in 1951.

Sugarcoating the Art of Real Estate

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

In the meantime, I cannot help wondering about the "subtlety" of inviting an African American artist to highlight the historic past of labor exploitation in the sugar trade before erasing one of its monuments and replacing it with a monument to gentrification.

Simone Weil's Selfless Devotion

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Our quests to achieve our own ultimate potential chart many different routes through the world, and Weil's self-sacrifice was one of the most difficult and inspiring. Is there a way of learning from her example while continuing with the lives we're living now?

Filmmaker Seeks Answers In Simone Weil

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

By Jamie L. Manson National Catholic Reporter "What response does seeing human suffering demand of us?" This question, which opens the new docu...

Do You Know Simone Weil?

George Mitrovich | Posted 10.13.2011 | Books
George Mitrovich

We know much of Simone Weil's life and thought, as she left a remarkable collection of articles, essays, and letters. But her death at so young an age was one more manifestation of history's cruel cycle

The Religion of Thinness

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Aimee Liu

While writing my book Gaining several years ago, I kept tripping across evidence of a curiously cozy relationship between religion and eating disorde...