by Robin Lovin, Southern Methodist University
by Ursula M. Niebuhr, delivered at the College of St. Benedict (May 16, 1983)
Read the speech delivered by Guptara at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Commerce and Manufactures in London, England on March 5, 1998.
Review this Gallup poll surveying the religious trends and views held by Americans today.
Article by Waldman discussing why liberals and conservatives misunderstand each other.
by Omid Safi, Colgate University
Ramadan was simpler in my childhood: It was about date omelets.
We got up around 4 or 4:30 a.m. to have a suhur, also called sahari, meaning a dawn-time meal. After that, no food and no water until sunset time. For the grown-ups, it meant no smoking, and as they love to joke about it, no sex until sunset. Then we would break our fasts with a meal called iftar. Getting out of bed was always a titanic struggle, but not on Ramadan mornings. We got to have a special treat on those days: date omelets.
L'Arche began in 1964 when Jean Vanier and Father Thomas Philippe, in response to a call from God, invited Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux, two men with mental handicaps, to come and share their life in the spirit of the Gospel and of the Beatitudes that Jesus preached.
Marty notes that the writings of a little-known theologian, Joseph Sittler, have played an influential role in his life.
Playing off the "flip-flop" campaign mantra of 2004, Marty takes the opportunity to look back at historical flip-flops of religious communities in the 1960s.
Marty uses the French philosophical term as a message about service and being available to gift of life and the grace of others.