We the people Joseph Harrington In Social Contract theory, everyone is deemed free because they all forfeit the same amount of rights and it imposes the same duties on all. In a democratic form of government, we thirst for freedom, but must settle for liberty. America has become great because of her people, not just the … Continued
The Place of War in Politics and Religion Dr. Dennis Koehn Drawing on historical perspectives and current analysis, Dennis Koehn identifies forces in politics and religion that push national leaders to choose war as an instrument of foreign policy. He explores points of leverage where citizens can encourage leaders to more vigorously pursue nonviolent and … Continued
It’s Gonna Be Epic!: How Big Stories Inspire Vision Charley Earp In dark and uncertain times, we come together to tell our stories, how far we’ve come, how we got where we are now, where we want to go, and how we’re going to fight to get there. Charley Earp is a Meadville Lombard student … Continued
A Word to the Wise The Rev. Doctor Lee Barker These are serious times that call for the cultivation of wisdom. On Sunday, I will see if we can’t unearth some deeper wisdom for ourselves. Lee Barker is president and professor of ministry at Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist) since 2003. Along with … Continued
Poetry in a Prose World Rev. David Schwartz “Facts always lie and stories always tell the truth,” said a long-ago English teacher. In an era of alternative facts and data twisted to dubious ends, we turn to poetry to point the way in language plain prose cannot.