Archive: November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007
Our thanksgiving and gratitude is not based on a realistic view of the world that says evil exists but it is not the last word.
By Gabriel Salguero | November 23, 2007; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (43)
It is the Christian vocation to work to overcome these disasters, to feed the hungry, work for peace and justice.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | November 23, 2007; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (12)
We have life and intelligence and we should be able to resolve to strengthen our bonds with family and friends and eventually with all of humanity.
By Arun Gandhi | November 23, 2007; 2:47 PM ET | Comments (5)
In the midst of conflict and chaos, we can be thankful that we live in America which still guarantees the freedom to worship.
By Cal Thomas | November 23, 2007; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (53)
The faith, religion, age, gender of that generous organ donor were not at the center of my gratitude. Rather, that she or he gave the greatest gift, "life."
By Gabriel Salguero | November 23, 2007; 7:17 AM ET | Comments (3)
The Archangel gives you just the children you need.
By Willis E. Elliott | November 22, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (11)
Part of the problem is that we have very high expectations of our families. They are supposed to be perfect, and when we are hurt by a family member we feel especially betrayed.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | November 22, 2007; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (8)
Eboo Patel |, This range of Thanksgivings is a metaphor for America: Different expressions on shared values.
By Eboo Patel | November 21, 2007; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (87)
Thanksgiving, I should note, is most Americans' favorite holiday precisely because it transcends ethnic and religious distinctions
By Susan Jacoby | November 21, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (65)
Gandhi said "Materialism and morality have an inverse relationship. When one increases the other decreases." I believe we are witnessing this phenomenon now.
By Arun Gandhi | November 21, 2007; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (24)
Families with difficult dynamics might consider preparing and formally signing a "Holiday peace treaty."
By Cal Thomas | November 21, 2007; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (15)
Most holidays have some sort of religious cast--even "civil" holidays tend to. Those rooted in particular religious traditions are most likely to induce tension.
By Martin Marty | November 21, 2007; 6:28 AM ET | Comments (1)
It is proper that we give thanks to almighty God on every day of the year, but as we mark Thanksgiving in America this week, we can be particularly thankful there is not more religious, ethnic and geopolitical conflict across...
By Richard Land | November 20, 2007; 6:13 PM ET | Comments (0)
This Thanksgiving you may not be able to end the war in Iraq, bring about reconciliation among the world’s religions or solve ethnic strife, but you can definitely get yourself down to the local homeless shelter and feed somebody. The...
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | November 19, 2007; 5:19 PM ET | Comments (1)
This simple request for forgiveness has always touched me as a great act of humility and a beautiful expression of a core Islamic value. That of humility.
By Pamela K. Taylor | November 19, 2007; 4:24 PM ET | Comments (124)
Over the past three years, Sen. John Kerry has had a lot of time to think about his God, and at a meeting with journalists in Washington earlier this month he shared those thoughts. He grew up in a Roman...
By Lisa Miller | November 19, 2007; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
Our newspapers, television screens and bookstores are full of conjecture on a simple and seemingly terrifying question: “What are youth in the Muslim world up to?"
By Eboo Patel | November 19, 2007; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (19)
. . . your enemy pleads for forgiveness, gives any signs of sincerity, and especially if she or her shows resolve to make amends or to change.
By Martin Marty | November 19, 2007; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (19)
To forgive does not mean pretending that some evil did not happen. Nor does it mean explaining away the culprit’s responsibility.
By Mark S. Sisk | November 19, 2007; 7:36 AM ET | Comments (2)
The perplexing question is how? You realize how difficult it is to forgive when you come up against the anger of the families of victims crying out for vengeance.
By Thomas G. Bohlin | November 19, 2007; 7:25 AM ET | Comments (15)