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“People in this generation have had a lot of control over their own lives. They’ve had a lot of choices that they were able to make, living in relatively good financial circumstances, for example, and maybe they want choices to have at the end. They want to control how they go out,” says University of Maryland philosophy professor Sam Kerstein. More
“Our argument has been quite simple,” says Rev. Seamus Finn, board chairman of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. “The more a company is able to integrate a good, solid social and environmental policy and governance policy into their model of business, then they will be around a lot longer.” More
As the New Year begins, three journalists discuss the top religion stories they will be keeping an eye on in 2016 with guest host and correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who is joined by managing editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, and Jerome Socolovsky, editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.
Christmas carols, hymns, and popular songs embody the meaning of the season; a California college is reviving Islam’s liberal arts tradition; and a community church in Virginia works with Stop Hunger Now to feed hungry children around the world. More
“Carols and hymns are amazingly succinct theological statements,” says Eileen Guenther, professor of church history at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. “There is more theology in a few words of poetry than you can possibly imagine. You can have a whole sermon in four lines.” More