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Mercy

Life and Death, Mercy and Dominion, to Love a Dog

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

To be "at the mercy of" is a strange expression when applied to the animals who live with us. Yet that's what came to mind yesterday, when my dog of over a decade died. "

Kanye West Releases 'Mercy'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment

Kanye West's "Mercy" hit airwaves on Thursday, and the song featuring 2Chainz, Pusha-T and Big Sean generated quite a storm, igniting a DJ war that ov...

Doing The Beatitudes For Lent

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Anne Howard

Sometimes we all, even Jesus, need a "Canaanite woman" to reflect ourselves back at us, to remind us that God's mercy, God's compassion, knows no bounds.

HuffJummah: Why The Prophet Muhammad Is So Beloved

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

For Muslims and for anyone who comes to know him with love, the Prophet exemplified the life of compassion toward all that was around him.

Will Governor Cuomo Show Compassion This Holiday Season and Grant Clemencies?

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

To be sentenced under unjust laws to a tremendous amount of time is unconscionable. I know because it happened to me. Now I am asking Governor Cuomo to show compassion.

The Conscience Of John Kitzhaber

Mark Osler | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion
Mark Osler

Can, and should, the religious conscience of one powerful individual be able to trump the popular will? The framers of this Republic, the men responsible for the shape of our governments, answered that question squarely with a "yes."

Mercy, Mercy Me

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

I'm not going to discuss the case, the evidence, the flawed judicial system, or the blatant disregard of human life. Not today. Today, I'll take a different perspective to explore the root of why things went so terribly wrong. The concept is simple: grace and mercy.

Why I Am Against Justice

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Justice is, without question, a laudable goal whenever and wherever injustice abounds, but I'm fairly certain that our love for justice is wrong when it eclipses mercy.

Ramadan Reflection Day 9: Forgiveness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Carrying a sense of retribution inside of ourselves can be really toxic so as much as forgiveness is for the one being forgiven, its also for the forgiver as well.

Those Who Are Merciful Will Obtain Mercy

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Showing mercy to others, like being poor, or mourning, or being meek, or like hunger and thirst, is a quality of soul that necessitates death, self-denial, perhaps even significant personal loss.

The Islamic Notion of Mercy

William C. Chittick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William C. Chittick, Ph.D.

One of the biggest misunderstandings shown by Christian theologians is the notion that Islam has little or nothing to say about love.

The Quality of Mercy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

The church that's my current spiritual home is putting together a short devotional booklet for the upcoming season. And, yes, in case you're wondering...

Measuring Mercy

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

When it comes to forgiveness and grace, one could do worse than to turn to Shakespeare's less known play, Measure for Measure.

Mercy Is What God Does for Us

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Mercy is the trait of those who realize their own weakness enough to be kind to those who are struggling with theirs. It is, as well, the measure of the God-life in us.

The Next National Security

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Arthur

By Jack d'Annibale and Richard Arthur Last week, the USNS Mercy hospital ship completed its mission to Cambodia as part of the United States Navy's P...

"The Surrendered" by Chang-Rae Lee: Festering Scars of War

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Surrendered is powerfully written and left me with unforgettable images of war, indelible creations of character, and jarring propositions as to the nature of survival.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Bothering to Love: One Priest's Modest Proposal for Lent

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

In the Gospels Jesus says, "It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice." Here's a novel idea for Lent: why not take Jesus at his word?

Madonna Hits Rio Carnival With Jesus Luz & Mercy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jesus Luz reportedly dumped Madonna not two weeks ago, but the couple was seen reveling together over the weekend at the Rio Carnival in his native Br...

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.

Neglected Gifts

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

In a world where the gulf between haves and have-nots becomes ever wider, the coin of the realm is indifference to the disadvantaged, genuflection to those ugly yet persistent qualities which seem to pass for standard behavior.

What I Want For Christmas: Mass Clemency

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A mass, collective pardon of nonviolent offenders would reunite hundreds of thousands of families, save billions of dollars in incarceration costs, and might foster a national spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

When Infanticide Isn't Murder

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In the wake of a series of highly-publicized killings of young children by Texas mothers suffering from post-partum mental disorders, a state representative from Houston has introduced long overdue legislation that will recognize the mitigating circumstances surrounding such acts.

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.