Theology

Faith-Based Diplomacy: Winning Hearts and Minds

Faith-Based Diplomacy: Winning Hearts and Minds

  On July 11th, I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh. That Monday morning, I spoke to and facilitated a discussion with 17 senior religious leaders: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian. This was ten days after the attack on a bakery in the upscale Gulshan district of Dhaka, and the religious leaders […]

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Osservatore Romano

The Pope on “An Excess of Complicated Theology”

Pope Francis, speaking to thousands of priests gathered at St. Peter’s Basilica on Maundy Thursday, warned that priests “are often blind” to those who are suffering sometimes “because of an excess of complicated theology” or “because of an excessive ‘bubbly’ spirituality, a ‘light’ spirituality.” That interesting phrase,“an excess of complicated […]

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Love Your Neighbor: This is How We Will Transform the World.  Will You Join Us?

Love Your Neighbor: This is How We Will Transform the World. Will You Join Us?

In the past three weeks: Fourteen people were killed in San Bernadino, CA, Wednesday, and  21 were injured. On the day after Thanksgiving, in Colorado Springs, 3 people were killed including a police officer and eleven were injured including 3 police officers. The same weekend in Chicago the video of […]

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Bring the Sky Down!

Bring the Sky Down!

SCUPE’s Border Immersion Trip to the US-Mexico Border at Nogales Someone painted a section of the border fence with sky blue paint to “bring the sky down!” The artist’s intention was to create the illusion of what it will look like if the wall was not there. The border fence […]

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