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Marching for Sandwiches, Marcus Borg and Civility

Social media lit up yesterday after the Director of Civil and Human Rights in the  United Methodist Church decided to hold up a sign on Thursday during the March of Life.  1,248 more words


Letter to Jesus

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to understand
Help us to honor our personal experiences with you
Help us to honor all personal experience
Help us to understand the place of dogma. 58 more words


On Freedom of Speech

The Charlie Hebdo massacre causes an uproar in the western world and the subsequent “Je suis Charlie” immediately raises the campaign for freedom of speech and freedom of expression. 830 more words


When Did We Lose the Art of Civility?

As you may know, I underwent one of my initiations into the world of being a writer/blogger yesterday. I had a post featured on BlogHer, a national clearinghouse of women’s blogs. 407 more words

The Fine Art of Valuing Differences

Some of the beliefs that you hold valuable stand in  direct opposition to the beliefs of others. Yet we are expected to live and work with people who hold those beliefs.   327 more words


Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2015

This article considers recent trends in government towards openness and transparency, particularly with respect to the publication of open data, in the context of Michael Oakeshott’s ideas of the nature of the state and the conditions for civility. 72 more words

Michael Oakeshott

The London Free Press needs to do more to ensure both codified and uncodified ethics and standards are followed.#MorrisandMeghan

Some fairly literate individuals told me that there was some kind of familial relationship between Morris Dalla Costa of the London Free Press and Meghan Walker of the London Abused Women’s Centre. 1,180 more words