A new generation of civic leaders walking in Jane Addams' footsteps arrives in Chicago this week for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
The charming and occasionally humorous Book of Tobit appears in the Greek Septuagint and has a place in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox canonical traditions. At the heart of the story is a journey.
The heart of liberalism is recognizing the pluralistic nature of the human condition and devising a political system that enables us to live democratically with religious and political differences.
After more than a decade working to promote recognition of Jewish racial and ethnic diversity, the numbers come as no surprise to us at Be'chol Lashon.
Affordable Care Act,
Indian Health Service,
Federal Employee Insurance,
Health Insurance Coverage,
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld bans in public funding and insurance coverage of abortion in three separate cases. Since then, these decisions have left millions of women unable to access legal healthcare when they need it.
I have left behind the longest day of the year, and traveled to Rio de Janeiro, where the sun sets around 5 pm for the shortest day.
The Israeli State has not only failed at any sort of "loving the stranger," but it has, especially recently, constructed policies that are hateful and oppressive to "strangers" living in our midst.
Traditional long intensive practice retreats and monastic training rules of reasonable efficacy are well known to sometimes take unprepared people over the edge.
In this clip Parker talks about "the living laboratory of democracy" and what the Church has to do with that lab.
If Romney's political archrival isn't even willing to consider religion fair game in this election, why should you?
Every child, every person, is indeed special -- in fact, utterly unique. But this is not an assertion of entitlement or privilege. It is an affirmation of radical responsibility and redemptive possibility.
Consciousness And The Future,
Healthy Living News
The future is going to be about the people on the ground. It will be about the changes each of us makes in our lives to be more aligned with moving forward. It will be about how to cultivate a focused and positive state of mind and being.
Concern over a shifting climate has spilled over onto other environmental issues. More and more denominations and movements are convinced -- officially.
Having not fully recovered from drought in 2010, many communities in Niger have seen their struggles multiply as more Malian refugees arrive.
Religion And Spirituality,
The Bible In 100 Days,
I want to thank God for somehow giving me this idea to read the Bible, cover to cover. It made me reflect a ton, learn a ton and I absolutely feel more spiritual, and more happy.