¡Viva México!

Nov. 29, 2013           The New York Times By Mark Bittman “Thanksgiving once marked the beginning of a season of belt-tightening, as fresh food became scarce. Now it launches a fury of gluttony — and it’s not as if we’re restrained at other times. Yet with obesity-associated Type 2 diabetes at record […]

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

A ‘Moral Revolution’ Against Nukes

“A ‘Moral Revolution’ Against Nukes” by Beatrice Fihn in Sojourners (August 2016).  “THE INTERNATIONAL community has agreed that nuclear weapons should be eliminated, and the rhetoric surrounding these weapons sounds promising at times, but little has been achieved to reach a world free of nuclear weapons.”  A related biblical theme:  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for […]

A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D

“A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.” by Richard A. Friedman; a professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College makes a case for A.D.H.D. to be a matter of brain function that responds to the new but gets bored with the routine; applies to both the young and adults; NY Times 11/2/14. Biblical reference: […]

American Gulag

“American Gulag,” doing something about 1 of 100 American males are in prison; http://bit.ly/1phpaTL.

Baptismal Mission Forum

Living our daily missions in depth.

Being Watched

How to limit surveillance.

Better Pay Now

Dec. 1, 2013 By Paul Krugman “The last few decades have been tough for many American workers, but especially hard on those employed in retail trade — a category that includes both the sales clerks at your local Walmart and the staff at your local McDonald’s. Despite the lingering effects of the financial crisis, America is […]

Beyond the Boom

“Beyond the Boom” by Eric Anglada from Sojourners (August 2016).  Fracture:  Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, chronicles the ecological and cultural ruptures resulting from this highly controversial phenomenon.  A related biblical theme:  “Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees” (Revelation 7:3a).  Read this article online or print it […]

Call for a New Social Covenant from Jim Wallis, A

A strong social covenant needs many “stakeholders.”