The Value of Religious Dissent

Throughout history, religion has often been a strong bulwark against societal change. Organizations—representing every major faith group—are built on traditions that resonate deeply with believers. Such stasis impacts both the teachings and practices of religious hierarchies, forging alliances with those in power at the expense of the powerless. However, there have also always been a … Continue reading The Value of Religious Dissent

Christmas During Omicron

The scenes are reminiscent of days past—long lines waiting for Covid tests, overwhelmed hospitals, calendar dates altered or crossed-off. It is Christmas in the midst of Omicron and celebrations this year have a texture all their own. Plans with loved ones are in flux, sometimes quickly canceled or changed overnight with news about surges in … Continue reading Christmas During Omicron