Book review: Two new books shed light, much of it not very flattering, on three seminal figures who dealt with the realities of the developing world.
I read with great interest Michael Sean Winters' account of the establishment of the Belfast Project, an oral history of the 30-year bitter war between Loyalists and Republicans. I worked as an observer in Northern Ireland from 2000 to 2009 during the July marching season, when violence still erupts.
On the Road to Peace: It was a dream come true to spend time in South Africa, to listen, learn and see for myself the beauty of the land.
On the Road to Peace: I left the powerful, excellent "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" emboldened and motivated to do more for justice and peace.
From a pair of popes to gay marriage to terrorism, Rudin summarizes what he thinks are the top 10 religion stories from 2013.
Last Sunday, we heard the earlier part of Matthew's Gospel where Matthew describes how John the Baptist is the one coming to prepare the way of the Lord. Remember, John began to teach in the desert of Judea.
Young Voices: I guess you can say we are still waiting for the coming of Christ, even when we have experiences of hope in the limited experiences we have now.
We say: Reflecting on Mandela, it lifts our spirits to recall that the ideals of freedom and equality cannot be contained behind prison bars.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds me of the one small thing I was able to do to help South Africa in my life.
On the Road to Peace: With everyone else, I've been mourning, celebrating and reflecting these past few days on the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela.