Category Archives: Ethics

Climate Change and the Work of Peace

The day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, we gathered at Lake Junaluska for our seventh annual Interfaith Peace Conference. Our theme this year was “The Climate Crisis and Peace.” Planning had begun over a year … Continue reading

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Empathy

Empathy has been on my mind lately. Its absence in Donald Trump has been noted by numerous commentators as well as my fellow citizens. Why is this important? Here’s my take on it. Empathy is the capacity to co-feel with … Continue reading

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How Many More?

How many children more             must we sacrifice             to Great God Gun? How many more must die             to feed the greed of             Smith and Wesson, Remington, and Glock? How many more must die             so that their … Continue reading

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Aging in our Communities

Last week I had a public conversation about aging at our local library with Dr. Michael Pass, a local physician who has helped establish a very fine hospice program and facility in our county. We were discussing Atul Gawande’s fine … Continue reading

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