Mr. Benjamin Ferencz, a human rights lawyer and the oldest living prosecutor of the Nüremburg Trials, who will be speaking at Harvard Divinity School next week as part of the Dean’s Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium.
Read Federica D’Alessandra’s “‘Law, Not War’: Ferencz’ 70-Year Fight for a More Just and Peaceful World”
How might it make a difference if you think a disability isn’t something bad in itself but merely “a different way for a body to be”? What might such a perspective mean for affected parents who are also evangelical Christians? Hilary Yancey, a doctoral student in philosophy and disability ethics, reflects on these questions–and their practical implications–in her new book, Forgiving God, the story of her first pregnancy with Jackson, born with craniofacial microsomia. Prior to publication Hilary posted this short video:
Dr. Koh’s upcoming talk is open to the public, so please consider attending if you are in the Boston area! Map and directions online to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The presentation is sponsored by the Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality. Learn more about Dr. Howard Koh.
Thou, mightiest lion, tore open the sky,
descending to the Virgin’s vestibule,
and destroyed death,
building life in the Golden City,
give us fellowship in that city
and rest with Thee.
(Hildegard of Bingen, transl. Thomas Cahill, Mysteries of the Middle Ages, p. 66.)
One of 15 children born in an Appalachian coal-mining town in 1910, the power of Sarah Ogan Gunning’s heritage, voice, and influence in American folk music has been said to be “giant,” far greater than that of Loretta Lynn or Emmylou Harris. This 38-minute film contains valuable historical images and songs from this now-nearly-forgotten singer and activist, with insights into poverty in America, even still today.
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