On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan

  US militia patrolling the Mexico border in Texas   REUTERS/Rick Wilking On the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan MintPress News reports from the migrant caravan in Mexico City and met with members of the International Migrants Alliance, who gathered under the slogan: “Migrants, refugees and peoples … Continue reading On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan

Here’s How We Can Create a Common-Good Politics

By Simon Greer / Independent Media Institute Nov 7, 2018 Way back in 2004, I was in Ohio in the run-up to that year’s presidential election. I had a chance to talk to a woman who was one of the undecided “values voters” who would become folklore among political strategists and pundits in the ensuing years. … Continue reading Here’s How We Can Create a Common-Good Politics

Why the Christian idea of hell no longer persuades people to care for the poor

It’s that time of the year, when hell is used as a common theme for entertainment as hell-themed haunted houses and horror movies pop up all over the country. by Meghan Henning  Conversation Oct 23, 2018 Although many of us now associate hell with Christianity, the idea of an afterlife existed much earlier. Greeks and Romans, for … Continue reading Why the Christian idea of hell no longer persuades people to care for the poor

There’s No Plan B

America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges and Charles Foran Literary Review Canada https://youtu.be/GeE5WnTUsF8   Long before Donald Trump was dreaming of a White House with gold walls, back when the world’s hugest Twitter account was in its infancy, promoting a blustery businessman’s appearances on late-night television, the American journalist and author Chris Hedges was already … Continue reading There’s No Plan B

Religion is about emotion regulation, and it’s very good at it

by Stephen Asma Aeon Religion does not help us to explain nature. It did what it could in pre-scientific times, but that job was properly unseated by science. Most religious laypeople and even clergy agree: Pope John Paul II declared in 1996 that evolution is a fact and Catholics should get over it. No doubt some … Continue reading Religion is about emotion regulation, and it’s very good at it