Compassion

Who Should Decide?

Charlie Gard is only 11 months old, but his short life has stirred a controversy concerning the ethical limits of medicine.

Charlie has a rare, genetic and incurable disease that has now involved doctors, three British courts, the European Court of Human Rights, as well … Read More

Make America Compassionate Again

Two weeks ago, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector and disgruntled Democratic supporter from southern Illinois, opened fired on Republican representatives who were practicing for a charity baseball game just outside Washington D.C. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were wounded … Read More

True story, every morning, I make the bed. (I also wash my own laundry but that’s another story.)

Over the years, my wife has occasionally mentioned this to others at social functions, as if performing such tasks was due to some anomalous male genetic mutation. … Read More

Maddi Runkles

“…if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Maddi Runkles, an 18-year-old high school student with a 4.0 grade average, was not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony with her … Read More

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twenty-five years before the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, an incident took place that squarely placed the issue of slavery before the public and the courts.

In 1839, … Read More

With all the noise in the world – much of it negative – it seems pretty clear that change is necessary and it begins with each of us.

When religious historian Karen Armstrong discussed a long desired wish for a better world at a TED … Read More

More Like Alex

Last August, the world was shocked and outraged at the tragedy that has become Alepo, Syria. However, it was the image of a dust and blood-covered Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, that crystallized the true cost of war.

Although Omran’s older brother Ali died of his … Read More