America Puritan Prison,
Bureau Of Justice,
America's penal system is grounded in a Protestant fundamentalist religious history, with a strong sense of right and wrong and a penchant for justifying abuse.
The Islamic State, both when it was operating solely in Iraq and now in both Iraq and Syria, killed priests and bishops with wanton gusto.
Honor killings in Pakistan have climbed to an acme in recent years. Every year, countless girls and women, naïve otherwise, are persecuted as a consequence of having relationships with individuals of their own choice.
The suggestion of the protest sign is however that Real Muslims are aggressively fighting western society and culture.
Alfred Lord Tennyson,
Science And Religion,
Red In Tooth And Claw,
Survival Of The Fittest,
Wrestling With God,
What do you think? Does the sacred express itself in the material world? Or are we mortals pretty much on our own here in this humongous universe? Here's what a friend of mine, neonatal pathologist Geoff Machin has to say on the question:
Just like that, Ramadan is gone. You probably feel like you're already losing the spiritual clarity you had reached during the final 10 days. It happens to the best of us. Which is why I have tried my best to put together a very short reading list of books, specifically for Muslim women. These books will help you to continue to reconnect with your faith and challenge your spiritual intelligence so you can keep growing.
Due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body.
In a time when many of us long to be able to “do something,” to repair even a small part of an increasingly broken world, we can feel ourselves drawn to a decisive leader who seems totally sure about what to do. In a story that spans two Torah...
AN OLD STORY In the third chapter of The Book Of Daniel, there's a familiar story that you may have heard as a child. The antagonist of the story is a king by the name of Nebuchadnezzar. He ruled...
Last night (July 25, 2016) opened a new week of politics with a notably more positive and hopeful tone - and our TV screens were filled with a wonderfully more diverse crowd than last week. This energetic diversity is the America I live in much of the time, and the...
Everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher as well. By default you are teaching something. Whether you want to or not, whether you acknowledge it or not, either by showing people what you should do or by showing what you should not do. Someone learns from you even...
United Methodist Church,
By guest blogger Caleb Pitkin This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns....
I've talked previously about my prayer practice that ends with me knocking on the door of Christ's home and asking entrance. He always invites me in, always sits with me, always listens to me. Sometimes he offers me a blessing. Sometimes he embraces me for a long, long...
How To Work a Room,
Catalogue Of Grievances,
To accept someone as Christ accepted you means welcoming that person into your life warmly, like the father of the prodigal welcomed his son. He did not present his son with a catalogue of grievances but with a party. He made sure his son knew that he was wanted.
Interfaith services following tragedies like the one in Chattanooga are increasingly common place in the American landscape. These memorial services were held after the shootings in Charleston's church and Orlando's gay nightclub.
Martin Luther King,
Black Lives Matter,
Crime And Punishment,
Higher Education In Prison,
Liberal Arts Education,
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness,
Higher education for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is an extension of King's spiritual explosion of a material atom. Higher education in prison can be for many who are incarcerated a path to wholeness and productivity in various areas of life.
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
Republican National Convention,
South China Sea,
WorldPost Middle East,
WorldPost Science And Tech,
Weekend Roundup 126,
Worldpost Weekend Roundup,
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)
Your sense of identity drives your behavior. So when you're confused about who you are, you'll have a lot of confusion about how you should be investing your time.
Against this backdrop, I was continuing to focus on getting seven hours in bed (with all the time zone changes that didn't equate to seven hours of sleep, but I was at least horizontal), exercising regularly, keeping in touch with friends, staying involved in my church, serving my coaching clients, and being open to the huge influx of new client inquiries that have come in.