Charles Camosy argues that only in a world dominated by our lazy binaries could Pope Francis be considered "liberal" simply because he doesn't fit into "conservative" categories.
On the 40th anniversary of the momentous court decision, a telling graphic on public thinking around abortion rights.
Krista Tippett speaks with David Gushee and Frances Kissling at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Photo by Matt Johnson
More than 500 people witnessed a thoughtful exchange between two people who come at the abortion issue from decidedly different perspectives. What they heard was a civil exchange based upon mutual respect. As one listener points out, it has a lot to do with the way Krista framed the conversation:
"Off to the place I love best: the airport!"
These words Krista uttered with a twinkle in her eye and a bit of tongue-in-cheek pithiness as she rushed out of the studio on her way to Chicago. But didn't she just tweet something about returning home, you ask? Yes, yes she did:
Off the plane, hug my son, do yoga - back on the ground and in my body. A relief. Life's simplest moorings to dignity.
Activists from two embattled sides find their way to the same table following a public tragedy. The intention? Communicate openly, without necessarily finding common ground.
We interviewed Frances Kissling on December 20, 2010. A longtime force in the abortion debate, Kissling is searching for new ways to talk to each other, not past each other, about our deepest disagreements.
We live-tweeted gems from the 90-minute conversation, which we’re reposting here in case you don’t use Twitter, or just missed it. Make sure to follow us next time. at @BeingTweets.
Our aggregated tweets from our interview.
The natural sex ratio quotient doesn't add up. A stark portrayal from MediaStorm of violence against females in India.
Video of Obama's speech and how it came up in our live event with Joshua Dubois.
A reflection on the compassionate nature of our listeners' conversations when we addressed the topic of abortion in 2008.
Reconciling childhood recollections with the complexity of abortion.