Is a Hard Life Inherited

“Is a Hard Life Inherited” by Nicholas Kristoff on the crisis facing working class men; http://nytu,ns/1mCLVkJ.

The Source of New York’s Greatness

“The Source of New York’s Greatness”, by Russell Shorto in the NY Times of 9/7/14; the Dutch set the stage in the New Amsterdam of the 1620s with tolerance of religious difference and an entrepreneurial, free-trading culture; http://nyti.ms/1qFYyzW

Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?

“Who will Stand Up for the Christian?”  By Ronald S. Lauder in the NY Times of 9/19/14; why has persecution of Christians not attracted the attention of the Media?  http://nyti.ms/1oY0oro

Combatting ISIS

“Combatting ISIS,” transcript of a Religion and News Weekly interview of Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, 9/12/20; the response to ISIS must not be only military but has to be a social, an economic, education-based response. http://to.pbs.org/1AKbA1D

Social Programs That Work

“Social Programs That Work” by Ron Haskins in the NY Times of 1/1/15. Rigorous evidence can inform spending with examples of programs that have worked well. Biblical reference: “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:37). http://nyti.ms/1Af6AEf […]

One Woman at a Time: A Healthy Africa Begins with Healthy Mothers and Children

“One Woman at a Time: A Healthy Africa Begins with Healthy Mothers and Children” by Reed Mc Manus. Africans have the highest fertility rate and the highest infant mortality rate and an outline of solutions that help – “empowering women to make educated family- planning choices is the most effective way.” A similar biblical reference: […]

What Debate On Inequality Is Missing

“What Debate On Inequality Is Missing” by Eduardo Potter in the NY Times of 5/6/15.  How tax policies, subsidies, legal protections and other mechanisms can aid wealth accumulation and overlook the rest.  A similar biblical theme: “The laborer deserves his wages” (1 Timothy 5:18).  http://nyti.ms/1KLAMLS

152 Innocents, Marked for Death

by the Editorial Board in the NY Times of 4/13/15. Should we continue the death penalty when 152 on death row have been exonerated since 1973. On average one is exonerated every three months. A similar biblical theme: “you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32). http://nyti.ms/1FBGdZe

Inequality is a Choice

“Inequality is a Choice” by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times of 5/2/15. Ways to reduce inequality are listed and making the needed changes is our responsibility as citizens. A related biblical theme from Isaiah’s vision of the new earth God will create: “They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and […]

Cindy G.: Briefs Kenyan mothers on childbirth

Briefs Kenyan mothers on childbirth. (10:16 min.) 0:00-2:56 – a nurse and mother, she runs a home for the physically disabled in response to sensing that God wanted it done. 2:26-3:22 – her mission for 10 days with Kenyan women. 3:22-4:44 – sharing what actually happens in their bodies during labor and delivery. 4:44-6:27 – […]