Monthly Archives: March 2016

Imagining a different world: A hopeful movie on the immigration crisis

Just seen: “On the Bride’s Side”, a (true) story of how a couple of  Italian filmmakers, journalists, and over 2600 crowdsource funders dared to save five refugees when 17 countries who said they’d welcome them, didn’t. Read a review Q&A … Continue reading

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Remembering Oscar Romero – in Edinburgh

Unveiled in 1992 in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, assassinated on March 24, 1980, this plaque by artist Paul Grime stands at the entrance to Edinburgh University’s “Romero Place.” Click on the image to view close up. … Continue reading

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New from Peter Brown

Princeton historian Peter Brown’s new book, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity is based on the 2012 Richard Lectures given over three days at the University of Virginia. View the lectures on YouTube

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Of Shadows and Locusts

Learn more about two other 2016 Grawemeyer award-winning books that explore issues of poverty and what they have to say about persistent social risk factors such as violence and socioeconomic status: The award-winner in EDUCATION, The Long Shadow: Family Background, … Continue reading

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LA Review of Books: Marginalia, Beholden Interview

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Poverty, Wealth and Worship: July 19-21 at Yale

Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, Congregations Project will host a conference July 19-21, 2016: Poverty, Wealth, and Worship Learn more!

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Flexible Flyers at Rest

Two 1920s-era 58″ Flexible Flier Racer sleds sit waiting for wet mittens, children’s chuckles, and a new century of winters

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