Religion on the Run

Huh?  So I’m all set to post on this interesting story of Daniel, a 13 year old boy with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma whose parents are refusing to continue his chemotherapy treatments on religious grounds.  They, and their son, belong to a Native American tradition that eschews Western medicine, in favor of natural, herbal remedies.  In fact […]

Friday News Roundup: The Torture Debate

Last week, Pew came out with some…interesting statistics on Americans’ takes on the justifiability of torture.  Unsurprisingly, it was newsworthy data, and a lot of MSM publications gave it press.  This week, having taken some time to digest the results, the religious press and blogosphere are starting to weight in on the study. Also this […]

“When you hate, it is like taking poison…”

I saw  Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye last night at West End Collegiate Church. Part of their presentation echoed a conversation we’d had together in the office earlier that day about how to measure impact. Pastor James spoke about the hundreds of people that were killed in Jos, Nigeria in November 2008. In […]

Talking Religion in the Classroom

“I thought we weren’t supposed to talk about religion in school?”  A high school Principal in New York City recently asked me this question at an education fair in Harlem.  Before this conversation, I assumed most educators would recognize the difference between proselytizing and talking about religion in regards to culture and history. I was misinformed. […]

Friday (Monday) News Roundup: Two Sides of the Coin

This (last) week in the news:  continued scrutiny of religion in America, with a focus on kids and schools.   On on hand, America’s migration from “religious” to “spiritual” is still making headlines, this week with a new study specifically looking at youth.  On the other, a teacher who disparaged creationism in his classroom finds himself […]