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    “Islam believes fundamentally that the spiritual and material worlds are inextricably connected. Faith is a force that should deepen our concern for our worldly habitat, for embracing its challenges, and for improving the quality of human life.” More

    March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Pope Francis may soon release his greatly anticipated response to a key bishops’ meeting on family issues that took place last fall. At that meeting, bishops discussed the church’s response to a host of issues, including some that are very controversial. The bishops were especially divided over whether the church should change its rules against communion for divorced Catholics who have remarried. Many American Catholics have been pushing for that change and others. More

    March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Combat veterans are coming home from our recent wars with deep moral injuries as well as physical wounds; when these Benedictine sisters are not praying for the world, they are working their 300-acre Colorado cattle ranch; and the days before … More

    March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “It’s morally urgent just as we send citizen soldiers to war that we bring citizen soldiers home,” says Georgetown University philosophy professor Nancy Sherman. Despite the moral hurt and guilt combatants feel, civilian society can help them recover “a sense of goodness about yourself, to empathize with the good part of you.” More

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    “You have here a silence that just breathes in you the greatness of God,” says Mother Superior Maria Michael of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga, situated among grassy meadows and snow-capped Colorado mountains. More

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    “If I’m hungry I should eat. If I’m thirsty I should drink. But because of a recognition of a greater and higher need, I choose not to,” says Abdu’l Karim Ewing-Boyd. We visited him and his family in Washington, DC as they prepared to break the long fast leading up to the Baha’i New Year. More

    March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    The biggest abortion case in decades will be argued before the Supreme Court minus Justice Scalia; ethical rules and responsibilities governing treatment of civilians caught up in international wars and conflicts; and actor Geza Rohrig, an Orthodox Jew, lead actor … More

    February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We’ve seen a spike in women trying to do abortions on themselves,” says Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Women’s Health. “That is not in the best interests of women’s health and safety.” More

    February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The countries neighboring Syria—Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan—have been extremely generous to the refugees,” says Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International. “But they’re bursting at the seams now, and that’s why we see people moving out. I think perhaps where we have failed is not to give sufficient support to these countries so that the host communities would feel the world was sharing the burden, and that’s a feeling that they don’t have.”
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    February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I don’t think history turned a page” at Auschwitz, says Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig. “Genocide is a permanent possibility. I thought, the bloodiest century is just behind us; the 21st must be much better. Well, 15 years into the 21st, it doesn’t seem very promising.” More

    February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments