Topic: Culture and Society

  • New-Muslim-Initiatives-Against-Extremism-v1-FEAT

    American Muslims are not going to let their faith be defined by ISIS, says Hoda Elshishtawy, national policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “Islam is about life, human rights, dignity, justice. Muslims are taking back that narrative.” More

    November 14, 2014 | Comments

  • millenials-FEAT

    “You have a generation that is saying we are tapping out of religion in many ways. But what they are not saying is that we are tapping out of a serious search for meaning in life,” says Erwin McManus, pastor and founder of MOSAIC church in Los Angeles. “In fact, if anything there is an incredible and profound hunger in millennials saying if there is something beyond this life I want to connect to it.” More

    November 7, 2014 | Comments

  • B-Corp-v1-FEAT

    “It’s an opportunity for us to not just think about the bottom line, which is important. But there are other things that are as important,” says Suzanne McDowell, co-CEO of King Arthur Flour Company. “The environment, our society, community, all of our shareholders—not just the bottom line.” More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • Kenneth-Goodpaster-Ext-v1-FEAT

    “Corporations are going to have to live up to a new standard if they are going to be able to hold on to the freedom of free enterprise, and the B Corp might be the way for that to happen,” says this emeritus professor of business ethics and corporate responsibility. More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • Ground-Zero-Church-v1-FEAT

    The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, set to be rebuilt at the World Trade Center, will be a national shrine and will include a nondenominational bereavement center. “Next to the place where the most tragic thing that has ever happened on American soil,” says Father Evagoras Constantinides of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, “it needs to be a place to offer, to welcome, to open, and to accept all sorts of people.” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

  • transgenders-and-theology-FEAT

    “What’s wrong with us that we don’t have space for folks to transcend and expand our understanding of what it can be to be female and what it can be to be male?” asks Rev. Emily McGinley of the Urban Village Church in Chicago. Her ministry reaches out to and welcomes transgender people, whom she says pose complex theological questions for faith communities. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

  • Family-Synod-FEAT

    We set the stage for the October 5 opening of the Vatican’s two-week discussion and debate, called by Pope Francis, on the church and the pastoral challenges of contemporary family life, including topics such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, annulments, and cohabitation. More

    October 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Amy-Butler-FEAT

    “There are several prominent pulpits in which women are now coming into those jobs, and it’s an indication society is shifting in many different ways,” says the Reverend Amy Butler, first female senior pastor of the Riverside Church in Manhattan. “Women are increasingly moving into leadership roles in other parts of our society, and it’s time for that to happen in the church.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “We are at the point in institutional church where we don’t know what the future is going to look like. I hope at the Riverside Church we can create a community of people who allow for innovation and for exploration.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Diana-Butler-Bass-Ext-FEAT3

    “The three pulpits that are historically important in mainline Protestantism have women senior pastors now is a very big deal,” observes scholar and author Diana Butler Bass. “It is hard to imagine as recently as even 20 years ago that women would have achieved that level of leadership. It signals a change in American Protestantism.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

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