"The secular age is schizophrenic, or better, deeply cross-purposed" and "very far from settling into a comfortable unbelief," according to Canadian scholar Charles Taylor, author of A SECULAR AGE.
It allows a birth parent to choose the people who will adopt the child and to stay in contact with them and the child.
The notoriously tough maximum security Sing Sing Prison in New York State is a forbidding place, not where you would expect to find a program offering an accredited master’s degree in professional studies in religion. The course is sponsored by the New York Theological Seminary, and it’s been at Sing Sing for a quarter of a century. More
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Now, back to the global food crisis. Joining me today is Tony Hall, the former Ohio congressman who was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations humanitarian agencies in Rome.