Category Archives: zeitgeist

A conversation about gun control

More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. One of the trauma surgeons opened a young victim in the operating room, and found only shreds of the organ that had been hit by a bullet from an AR-15, … Continue reading

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what to do?

I am a 60-years-old middle-class Mexican. My extended family has lived in northern Mexico and Texas for more than a century. I do not think that myself or my relatives, parents, uncles, aunts, etc, have specific awareness of climate change, … Continue reading

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Acumen

One of the most remarkable events in human history occurred on a quiet Saturday in August 2012. No one celebrated. No one served witness. No one received credit. It’s unlikely this milestone would have taken place—at least not in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 1914

Christmas Day, 1914 My dear sister Janet, It is 2:00 in the morning and most of our men are asleep in their dugouts—yet I could not sleep myself before writing to you of the wonderful events of Christmas Eve. In … Continue reading

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The Sykes–Picot Agreement

The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Standing Rock water protectors

On Sunday night, Water Protectors were met with water hoses in freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, and sprayed with pepper spray. Over a hundred were injured, some seriously. It is more important than ever to stand with Standing Rock … Continue reading

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liberation theology

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero A youthful Father Oscar Romero with Salvadorans (Photo courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust) Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during … Continue reading

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Church attendance

http://www.globalreligiousfutures.org/religions/christians Stories from Ghana – Open from james ault on Vimeo. Western culture, throughout most of its history, has been nearly equivalent to Christian culture, and many of the population of the Western hemisphere could broadly be described as cultural … Continue reading

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Deforestation in Amazonia

Read this Sept. 3 story from the Washington Post on a new report suggesting wild fires and industrial activity are giving Canada the dubious distinction of being the new global leader on deforestation. Tropical forests in Amazonia are being cleared rapidly, representing an important … Continue reading

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ABC signs Facebook deal to livestream 2016 presidential debates Free, online and without advertisements. A cord-cutter’s dream! David Lumb 09.20.16 in Politics

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