Monthly Archives: June 2013

Now (As Always) It Is Up To Us

June 26, 2013 In two dramatic decisions this week, the Supreme Court declared laws unconstitutional. By a 5-4 majority, the Court set aside section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And by an identical margin, though with only one vote … Continue reading

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Pacem in Terris: A Case for Shared Security

June 19, 2013 Up on the Shared Security website (a joint product of AFSC and FCNL) is a blog post I’ve written on Pacem in Terris: A Case for Shared Security. Pacem in Terris was an encyclical written by Pope … Continue reading

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Stream Across a Beach, Panmure Island, P.E.I., Canada

June 17, 2013

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Flooding in Europe

June 10, 2013 Europe is struggling with severe flooding this week. Here is the caption from National Geographic.  “The town of Passau, Germany, is known as the “City of Three Rivers” because it’s where the Inn, Danube, and Ilz rivers … Continue reading

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Homosexuality as a Sin: The View from the U.S. Public

June 7, 2013 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has just released a large, detailed survey exploring public opinion about homosexuality and gay marriage. Included in the survey (Part 3) are a number of questions that … Continue reading

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War Is Not the Answer — So What Is?

June 3, 2013 The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today launched a new website called Shared Security, hoping “to start a conversation about  a new vision for U.S. foreign policy grounded in … Continue reading

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