Friday News Roundup: Educating the Educators

It’s a love-hate relationship in the world of religion and education today. I KNOW that either Mark or Jessica will write more about both of these next week, but I had to bring you the articles themselves while they’re fresh.  Some people are getting it so right…and some people are getting it so wrong. On […]

Sikhs in the Spotlight

In the last week, the Sikh population of the United States has come under fire in several workplace environments.  Traditionally, Sikhs are required by their religion, among other things, to refrain from cutting their hair and to wear a turban and beard.  Yet again, this has become a hot button issue for two organizations requiring […]

Friday News Roundup: Link Love

Week after week I bring you news stories from largely traditional news sources – Pew, the Washington Post, the New York Times – but there’s a whole ‘nother world of news out there, a world that’s particularly close to my heart as a web geek: blogs. This week, I thought I’d send a little link […]

Marc Gopin – To Make the Earth Whole

The Psalmist said three thousand years ago, “Seek peace and pursue it.” The rabbis of the Talmud added two thousand years ago, “Seek it in your own place, and pursue it to other places,” which I guess I understood to mean, “pursue it to other places that are the most risky that you can imagine.” […]

Friday News Roundup: I’ll take a little bit of everything, please.

It’s another one of those weeks: tons of interesting stories, but not clustered around one media-frenzied topic. What we got: some more reactions to Obama, a few interesting studies, some controversial news from the world of education, some more commentary on the ever-more-high-profile intersection of religion and medicine and a thought-provoking question about religion and […]