human dignity

RISE UP! In preparation for Super Bowl 51, Atlanta, Georgia is in full gear as fans cheer their beloved Falcons to Rise Up
But to see this as the reason Trump won and Clinton lost it to politicize the desire for dignity and to neglect its universality
I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
If a transgender male-identified person has a passport that says that he is a she, that person must go to the bathroom that
The holiday tables have been cleared, and the gifts have been unwrapped. Yet as we gather with family and friends to celebrate the end of one year and the hopeful beginning of another, we don't reflect on the items that were given and received or the dishes served at dinner.
A majority of Houston voters have expressed their willingness to discriminate against trans identified persons and most of the rest of us. They do not represent the majority of Houston residents. The voters had their turn. Now we must each find a way to express our unwillingness to join them.
Put simply, I love and am in love. When one's heart is full. When one's day is preoccupied with another. When I am in touch with the truth that I can't live without him; and, I go through my day missing him, I can't help but hold my partner's hand. It is an empowering truth for me, for us!
In the harshest of environments, Syrian creativity is fostering abundant commerce in a camp of roughly 90,000 refugees. In a climate where roots take time to develop, climbing floral gardens, fragrant mint and even watermelons grow.
Pope Francis had harsh words for global leaders on Friday.
The highest among our responsibilities is to treat others with dignity and respect, especially those who have a subaltern position in the construct of civilization (aka "the world"). I don't believe anyone has to share my faith to be pro-life in the same way I am. But that is in large part what motivates me to be pro-life
Respectful relationships do not insist on sameness of vision or the relinquishing of our distinctive theological commitments. In fact, our differences may be the places of our deepest learning from each other.
What about Pope Francis? Will he ever bless the ordination of women, or will he continue to keep women in their place? I deeply admire Pope Francis. His warmth and compassion, his candor and humanity are a breath of fresh air. His love for the poor and his commitment to people rather than to an established hierarchy are inspirational.
The best arguments for limiting marriage to one man and one woman reveal something surprising: extending marriage to gay people is the pro-family position.
Most of us appreciate a kind word or a smile. The only way to experience equanimity is directly related to have love and compassion for all.
Whether a matter of law or morality, those who rightly condemn the murders in France can, and should, also condemn the use of biting humor that perpetuates negative stereotypes, promotes dehumanizing attitudes, and undermines respect.
At Christmas, despite the enmities and divisions crisscrossing our communities, we dream of the prospect of peace on earth. But as the 100th anniversary of an unlikely truce reminds us, peace is something we build, one courageous act at a time.
I love the work organizations like KEEN does, but it saddens me that we actually need to recruit volunteers to fulfill social and emotional needs that wonderful people like Charles are often deprived of.
Why should we care if more criminals are behind bars for longer sentences? As president of the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, I've seen the downsides of mass incarceration up close.