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Cartoons today, Egypt tomorrow?
Recently a Catholic friend of mine revealed that he is considering going Episcopalian because, as a married man in his 30s, he is sensing a spiritual and vocational call to the priesthood. His feeling is: the Catholic Church—Pope Francis’ leadership notwithstanding—will not be changing its mind anytime soon on the marital status…Continue
“We have many experts on the terrain of conflict, but not many leaders. Good Christian leadership radiates a very different presence in a broken world.”
I came across these words by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice—from their 2008 book entitled Reconciling All Things—the day after Pope Francis raised the Christian practice of…Continue
“Daddy, can I get a bikini this summer?” my seven-year-old daughter asked toward the end of the school year. Sure, sweetheart. Could we stay indoors and watch episodes of Winnie the Pooh to recall when you were two? I remember not saying out-loud. It was a difficult image to avoid: Less clothing would be more—of my daughter uncovered.
Which brings me, ironically, to a question that often disturbs American sensibilities: What do we make of the way some Muslim women cover…Continue
On most days, if we’re realistic, the idea of religious tolerance serves only to usher a person just inside the other’s front door. It might, in the end, provide a sort-of, kind-of knowledge, but it still leaves something more palpable to be desired in the hungry or thirsty spirit. For this reason, in Oman, Dr. AbdulRahman al-Salimi decided to re-name his academic journal.
In the modern and still modernizing…Continue