In Mexico the apprehension or killing of top drug lords tends to be timed for maximum political advantage. The spectacular recapture of the world's most wanted drug kingpin, El Chapo Guzman, is no different.
Participants agreed that it is not religion per say that causes conflict, but individuals who exploit religion for personal, commercial and political gains. They agreed to return home and pursue the following in the spirit of fraternity.
Spend Christmas in the Trentino-Alto Adige and you'll enjoy snowy winter scenery straight out of a postcard (the nearby Dolomites provide a pretty stunning backdrop) while you sip mulled wine in the market squares.
There are new, smart solutions to our water problems that don't involve further costly destruction of our natural ecosystems and local communities. Let's not apply 20th century solutions to 21st century problems.
In this blog post, the second in a series, I want to broaden our perspective. In the years ahead, The Dialogue needs to not only occur between Christians and Jews, but it must include leaders and followers from other religions, especially Muslims.