A Day Without Immigrants is a Sad Day

I would be very sad if I had to go a day without immigrants. And not because my favorite restaurant was closed. Thankfully, because of First Friends of New York…

In These Confusing Times of #AlternativeFacts

The role of the religious community to educate and activate In a time when our airwaves are increasingly being filled with alternative facts, I find myself grateful to the churches…

Slavery: The Good News About An Awful Tradition

…Is that slavery is at historical low levels. The number of enslaved people as a percentage of the world population is at its lowest levels ever according to Kevin Bales,…

Flint-spiration!

Flint-spiration I attended the most fascinating event last week thrown by @Klickhealth, entitled MUSE and billed as “an unusual evening of inspiration at the intersection of art, science & technology.”…

Lent: Syrian Style

2017 Update During the 2016 Lent season, I  learned the symbolic power of self-deprivation from a Syrian man I became acquainted with through my church. This is the 5th post…

Women: Tell Your Story Loud and Proud

There has been some good news lately about giving the female voice a bigger role in important institutions. It is heartening to see the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…