Tag: sacrifice

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    “It’s a matter of sharing the burdens of a free society and a good society. That’s, morally speaking, what taxes are about,” according to political philosopher and Harvard government professor Michael Sandel. More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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    Violence in Jerusalem is no surprise, says author James Carroll, “because that’s the human story. The great thing about Jerusalem is it’s a place where the human story gets transcended.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is “at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world,” says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that “the life of faith is not without doubt.” More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    “The individual soldier often feels not that he or she is broken, but that the world itself is broken, and there is no easy fix for a broken world,” writes US Navy Commander Greg Parker. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s like you don’t really know your spirit until it’s been damaged. We don’t really have a consciousness of our own spirit until it’s wounded, and then it needs help,” says Michael Abbatello, who served in Afghanistan as a rifleman in a Marine Corps infantry line unit. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s our job as civilians to tend to the returning warriors by bringing them into the center of the communitiy,” says this psychotherapist and author of “War and the Soul.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    As the hajj comes to an end, Muslims distribute meat to the poor and recall Abraham’s willingness to offer his son to God. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    “The issue here is not BP’s behavior, it’s not the Obama administration’s behavior. It’s our behavior. That is where the deepest change has to happen.” More

    July 9, 2010 | Comments

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    As the hajj comes to an end, Muslims distribute meat to the poor and recall Abraham’s willingness to offer his son to God. More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments