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Familiar Woes Echo from Santa Clarita Schoolyard Rampage

By Ken Sehested | November 15, 2019

Another shooting. This time in a Santa Clarita schoolyard. So the ritual begins. The press conference. The calls for prayer. ‘Never again’ echoed once again. Cable news pontifications. Promises from politicians. And nothing is done.

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4 Reflections for People of Faith Observing Veterans Day

By Ken Sehested | November 11, 2019
Red poppies adorning monument to war dead

As you observe Veterans Day, originally called Armistice (or Remembrance) Day, marking the cessation of World War I hostilities on the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour in 1918, keep these 4 reflections in mind.

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Government, Faith-Based Alliances Help Promote Common Good

By Melissa Rogers | November 11, 2019
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From improving economic opportunities for all to treating and preventing the spread of deadly diseases, government and nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based groups, often work together for the common good.

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Why You Must Leave More Civil Society to Your Grandchildren

By Gary Furr | November 8, 2019
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Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone.

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By Michael Parnell | November 8, 2019
So-dam Park and Woo-sik Choi in ‘Parasite’

‘Parasite’ is the story of a poor family who embeds themselves into the lives of a rich family. Writer and director Bong Joon-ho’s film won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. That begs the question: Why?

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Why the Sky Really Isn’t Falling on US Christianity – Part 2

By Philip Jenkins | November 8, 2019
Busted exit sign laying on the ground

The number of people who claim no religion is increasing, but that doesn’t mean we’re seeing more atheists and agnostics. Rather, many of these folks, called Nones, reject religious affiliation while still believing in God.

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