Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bonhoeffer, Human Rights, and UHC

Not quite airport lobby reading, but fascinating suggestion here that “the iconic figure of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” has something to help us think about human rights and universal health care today: G. Clarke Chapman, “Bonhoeffer and Universal Health Care as a … Continue reading

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Recovering Personhood

Living in a culture of organized distractions…having lost touch with our own personhood, we can receive neither the personhood of our neighbor nor of God. -Fr. Maximos Constas (“Watch then thyself”(Πρόσεχε σεαυτῷ): Spiritual Practice and Digital Culture,” May 2016)

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A welcome new book on charity in early rabbinic judaism

At last there’s a wonderful overview of charity in Judaism in late antiquity! Take a look at Gregg Gardner’s The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Gardner is Assistant Professor and The Diamond … Continue reading

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Community Activism: Learn from a Church in Flint, Michigan

This June 6, 2016, story from the Elite Daily, “How one community of churchgoers and former convicts is fighting for Flint,” says it all. Watch the video

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This dust is Mine

Take off your shoes. This dust is mine, this knotted web is  mine, this shadow is my shape for you, and when the hot dust scalds your eyes to tears, who is it weeps with you to soak your dust … Continue reading

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John Blevins on Compassion in Faith and Health

Emory’s Center for Compassion & Global Health posted a conversation early this year with Professor John Blevins, Associate Research Professor with the Interfaith Health Program (IHP), an applied practice program at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. Read the conversation … Continue reading

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The American Attitude to Poverty

…Here’s what is true. There’s a number of families that have incomes of less than $2 per day per member of family for some period of the year. Agreed, we probably don’t want this to happen, we quite probably ought … Continue reading

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Religion and Time: October Graduate Conference

The Science, Religion, and Culture program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 5th annual “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion,” October 27-29, 2016, on the theme of “Religion and Time.” Papers are also welcome on three special modular themes: … Continue reading

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at-hope-mob: resourcing leaders and communities of color

Think of it as an online “hinge” connecting resources and opportunities that empower and materialize hope. More at

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