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Tower of Babel

Is Trash Talking Kosher?

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

Judaism believes that our ability to speak is a very precious gift that God has bestowed on us and must only be used for constructive purposes. Any attempt to use our speech for destructive purposes is, essentially, a rejection of our God given gift.

English As She Is Spoke

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
American Anthropological Association

Social and cultural equality is out of our reach not because we are unable or unwilling to acknowledge and accept difference, but because we haven't yet been successful at eliminating difference.

Acts 2:1-21: Think Differently About Difference

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Christians have often hoped for a time when our racial and economic differences would cease, when in Christ we would all be indistinguishable. Such impulses are earnest but fundamentally misguided.

Kentucky Fried Bible Reading: Is Interracial Marriage Immoral?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Of course the Kentucky Baptists can't consistently hold to their prejudices. It also doesn't take much imagination to think that their hysteria is really something much more human and base.

Compromise Is Made Of Mutual Concessions

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

A compromise, by definition, involves two parties making concessions to achieve a desired result. (It means each side promises with the other.)

Not Just Another Manic Monday: Pentecost And The Reconciliation Of Humanity

Shane Claiborne | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

What happened at Pentecost runs much deeper than peaking in a charismatic "tongues-of-fire" prayer language. It was a divine moment of reconciliation among people.

PHOTOS:Tower Of Babel Replica Made Entirely Of Books | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Popular Argentine artist Marta Minujin has created a 25-meter-high spiraling Tower of Babel made from 30,000 books written in various languages. ...

Lame Duck and Tower of Babel

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

For two years, our government leaders have been obstructing and obfuscating one another. Why is it that we only seem to act when we are under absolute pressure?

Sotomayor and the Fundamentals of Diversity and Affirmative Action

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In the story of creation in Genesis we see that the image of God is best reflected not through sameness, but through the breadth that exists within the grand diversity of creation.

Le Mot Juiced

Brooks Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Brooks Peters

Some people think they know the nuances of sound and language better than others and in order to enlighten us, they deliberately over-pronounce French words.