Apr 4

Coffee growerIn Uganda, one man went to his neighbors and his friends and brought together three groups of people – Christian, Muslim and Jewish – to put aside old differences and create a coffee cooperative that now boasts some 700 members of all three faiths. The result: They named their coffee Mirembe Kawomera, which means, “Delicious Peace.” You don’t even have to like coffee to drink this in…

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Apr 3

Who wants to be guilty? Especially when guilt is associated with court trials, judgement, punishment and humiliation. In prayers, it is a stain, a burden or a curse. Christian theology speaks of the guilt we inherit through Adam, even though we were not involved personally in his action. Guilt is heavy stuff.


Apr 2

Fth HellerMichael Heller, a Polish Roman Catholic priest and cosmologist whose intellectual and religious life has been grounded in the insights of both science and religion, has won the 2008 Templeton Prize, believed to be the largest yearly monetary award given to a single individual. Heller, 72, who teaches at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow, was awarded the prize for his work in connecting the realms of physics, cosmology, theology and philosophy.

Heller reiterated his belief that the oft-described “two worlds” of religion and science are not at odds, in an interview the day before the 12 March announcement, saying that without the meaning afforded by religion, “science would be meaningless”.


Apr 1

DogIn the aftermath of the Feb. 14 campus shooting at Northern Illinois University, comfort was delivered to the shaken students by some unusually calm dogs whose mission was to find people who wanted to pet them. The weeklong presence of these four-legged therapists has been so missed that campus officials are working to bring them back…

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