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matt-beynon-rees's picture
Sep.04.2009
Palestinians and Israelis take an eternal debate into the classroom, leaving the UN stuck in the middle. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — In the Book of Lamentations, the people of Jerusalem cry out against the destruction of the city: “Is any suffering like my suffering?” The answer,...
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Sep.03.2009
UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports the discovery of a portion of a Bible from 350 AD in the library of the monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai. The Codex Sinaiticus is written in Greek on animal skin and the newspaper calls it "a fragment of the world's oldest bible." Well, I...
carol-i-hoenig's picture
Aug.31.2009
  I'd chosen a matching silk blazer and skirt set, the color of a robin's egg, for Easter service.  I couldn't believe I was putting myself through the ordeal of going back to that church.  I had little intention of doing so, but earlier in the week Eric had stopped by looking for Beth...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.28.2009
Dialled one? Do you expect to get beaten up for it, have your hair shaved off, and then be paraded through the streets? In a Haryana village, a Dalit youth had to go through this. Dalits belong to the lower caste. It does not matter whether they are educated or have made some money. They are...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Aug.27.2009
Through out history there were distinct lines of respect, honor, trust, security.  It’s not like human experiences, diversities, life styles, relationships have change since almost the beginning of time.  That has shape our world into to the blatant unrelenting, despicable scene of bad manners...
michael-mcgrath's picture
Aug.25.2009
What's your notion of God?  Of a supreme being?  The force behind the creation of all things?  Do you see beyond Michaelangelo's notion of the white-bearded, grandfatherly fellow who watches over all things, or do you simply buy into Our Father?, who art in heaven?   Here's a little exercise to...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.25.2009
Sometimes, one gets the weirdest feedback. This one does not deserve to be reproduced, but I feel like a bit of pop psychology. "Sheesh! Just three words can describe you completely---'obsessed with sex'." I was also called a pseudo intellectual, and I don't know whether it is due to my...
carol-i-hoenig's picture
Aug.25.2009
  If you missed the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth segments, you may find them here: http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol-i-hoenig/of-little-faith-portion-chapter-one http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol-i-hoenig/second-segment-of-little-faith-chapter-one http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol...
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Aug.24.2009
  If you missed the first, second, third, fourth and fifth segments, you may find them here: http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol-i-hoenig/of-little-faith-portion-chapter-one http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol-i-hoenig/second-segment-of-little-faith-chapter-one http://www.redroom.com/blog/carol-i-...
red-room-well-red's picture
Aug.23.2009
Last week, we asked the entire Red Room to come together and blog about a notorious topic triad: "Sex, Religion, and/or Politics." Your mother may have told you that these aren't nice topics for the dinner table, but we were certain that Red Roomers would be able to handle these touchy...