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Fred Korematsu, born 100 years ago today, is increasingly becoming recognized as the civil rights hero he was. In 1942, he challenged the internment of 117,000 ethnic Japanese people, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens. […] Read More

The number of U.S. adults affirming that human actions are entirely or mostly responsible for climate change has increased to 60 percent, a report found. […] Read More

As so many of us live so much of our lives elsewhere, including virtually elsewhere, it’s easy to not notice the people who live closest to us. How invested are you in your community and your neighborhood? […] Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership in Turbulent Times” focuses on how the difficulties faced by four U.S. presidents made them each a better person and leader. It offers a leadership lesson for your church. […] Read More

Environmental concerns top the dual lists for global risks in 2019 from the World Economic Forum. For the first time, environmental concerns were designated as the top three likely risks. […] Read More

The Parable of The Pack

Beware the Pack. For the Pack’s survival, the whole is to be protected at all costs, and collateral damage is an unfortunate byproduct. Step outside the tribe and retribution is swift and cruel. […] Read More

Face-to-face encounters possess great potential for good or evil. Some like to stir the pot of public discourse; others seek greater understanding and fruitful dialogue. Christians should avoid the former and model the latter. […] Read More

Confidence of U.S. Catholics in Roman Catholic clergy’s honesty and ethics declined to a record low in 2018, Gallup found. Only 31 percent gave Catholic priests high or very high honesty and ethical standards. […] Read More

Can differences of degree become so great they become differences of kind? Conservative and liberal Christians, unable to find a center, have become so increasingly polarized it appears they have produced two Christianities. […] Read More

A natural climate change event some 4,200 years ago ended the Akkadian Empire. It’s a chilling reminder that another climate change, spurred by human activity, could have a devastating cost for our planet’s 7.7 billion people. […] Read More