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Why Women Turn to Terrorism
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Why Women Turn to Terrorism


Jan 23 2015
And how the church can offer a different way.

Long before the terror attacks in Paris and the manhunt for Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of one of the men accused of killing a police officer, women have participated as active combatants in terrorist-related violence.

Able to move closer to targets without detection, women ...

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What Maternity Leave Policies Have to Do with Christian Witness


Jan 22 2015
Our institutions can—and should— lead the way in supporting new life and growing families.
What Maternity Leave Policies Have to Do with Christian Witness
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Women in higher ed are bound to raise the question: When is the most “convenient” time to have a child?

Is graduate school best? In the first few years of teaching? After tenure? For many of us the primary concern is not at what point in our careers, but at ...

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Joy beyond the Forced Optimism of Cancer Culture


Jan 20 2015
Margaret Feinberg brings new meaning to the fight.
Joy beyond the Forced Optimism of Cancer Culture
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Search the headlines for “joy,” and you’ll find the word is largely used as a briefer alternative to “happiness.”

A British newspaper reports “joy for millions of hard-pressed families” over newly lowered gas rates. Others announce ...

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Why Faithful Foodies Might Consider Less Meat


Jan 20 2015
Reducetarianism holds a familiar lesson: Everything in moderation.
Why Faithful Foodies Might Consider Less Meat
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In “Shut up and Eat,” a recent essay in The New Yorker, a former restaurant reviewer laments,

By the end of the twentieth century, it seemed that more or less the entire developed world was shopping and cooking and dining out in a way that was given over to ...
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This MLK Day Feels Different


Jan 19 2015
A reflection on recent tensions and a renewed sense of hope.
This MLK Day Feels Different
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Driving home in the early evening darkness, we were talking about how much hadn’t changed with race relations in this country, following the exoneration of police officers accused of killing unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island.

Suddenly, I had the sensation ...

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The Instant Gratification of #JeSuisCharlie


Jan 16 2015
Waiting for deeper engagement amid our hashtag activism.
The Instant Gratification of #JeSuisCharlie
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Like the rest of the watching world, I remain appalled by what happened on January 7 at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Yet, I haven’t embraced the phrase “Je suis Charlie.”

Truth is, I can’t say I know exactly what it means. Of course, I can ...

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Fighting Sexism Like a 'Fair Lady'


Jan 15 2015
What the 50-year-old film reminds us about the power of strong-willed women.
Fighting Sexism Like a 'Fair Lady'
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TIME magazine recently ran a tribute to My Fair Lady commemorating the 50th anniversary of the classic—yet still relevant—film.

“Although it may be easy to dismiss the 1964 movie musical as an outdated rom-com from the shady period before feminism got ...

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