Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Teaching of Wisdom; More Enduring than Riches

Religious organizations have to be concerned with finances and the resources that enable them to pursue their practice of religion. Unfortunately, we sometimes get so wrapped up in the day to day managing of those resources that we forget the … Continue reading

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Social Networks

We have all heard about the influence of social networks lately. Twitter and Facebook as well as the more profitable LinkedIn have take their place at the top of the communications food chain. However, the authors of the 2006 “Faith … Continue reading

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Getting under society’s skin

One of the things that faith teaches is that sometimes we have to stand up against the prevailing public opinion in order to support the right actions that our faith calls us to do. The late Archbishop Oscar Romero of … Continue reading

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How do you hold conversations about the common good in a society populated by individuals?

In contemporary America, we are in a religious era of post-denominationalism. The main-line Protestant churches no longer boast of “cradle Episcopalians” or “Life Long Methodists”. We have moved from the idea that the religion of one’s birth is the religion … Continue reading

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On what are nations founded?

Have you ever thought about the founding of nations? What factors enter into a nation’s beginnings? In some cases, nationhood or statehood is the naturally evolving process that grows from families, clans, tribes, affiliated groups and so on from small … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform: Is it the Business of Faith Groups?

I received a reminder today from the Church World Service, (the people that bring you the CROP walk among other things). CWS reminded me that today, 20 June, is World Refugee Day. There are approximately 15 million refugees world wide … Continue reading

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Socially Innovative Partnerships; More Intersections of Religion and the Public Sector

Recently, I read an announcement of some awards by the Rockefeller Foundation and others to government related socially innovative programs. The interesting aspect of the announcement was the source of funding to resource these awards recognizing innovative social programs. The … Continue reading

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