Author Archives: William Everett

Rights and Relationships

Political arguments in America are being strangled by our preoccupation with rights to the exclusion of relationships as the focus of our ethics. Whether in arguments over abortion, gun violence, or health care, we are stuck on the stark oppositions … Continue reading

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The OIKOS Papers on Work, Family and Faith

Almost thirty years ago my wife Sylvia and I launched an adult education program we called the OIKOS Project on Work, Family and Faith. Through colorful visuals, talks, and worksheet exercises it helped people get a better understanding of the … Continue reading

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Wounded Whole

We live in the presence of one of the largest Tulip Poplar trees in the state of North Carolina. Almost twenty feet around at its base, reaching up over a hundred feet and an equal span across, it sings out … Continue reading

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Two Experiences of Words

Twice a week this summer I go to our nearby community center to read to three children as part of their summer enrichment program. All are from Hispanic families. Their English is good enough that I can’t tell how they … Continue reading

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