Reclaiming Christmas

Americans are expected to spend more than 700 billion dollars on Christmas gifts this year. That’s an average of 16 million dollars every minute. The sense of disquiet over the commercialized version of the Christian Holy Day, a season often beginning before...

When Money Speaks with Faith – Part Two

Last week, we explored the growing dissatisfaction with corporate misbehavior. Some within the faith community are increasingly recognizing what legal scholars have long pointed out; that the legal consequences for unethical and even criminal behavior by corporations...

When Money Speaks with Faith

In the 2010 ‘Citizens United’ case, the Supreme Court ruled that Corporations are ‘people’. But some legal scholars point out that the legal consequences for misbehavior by corporate ‘people’ are typically far less certain or severe than for such misbehavior by flesh...

The Gift of Thanksgiving, of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving was formally declared a public holiday by then-President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This was during the height of the American Civil War-and the polarization, violence and sorrow that marked it. One hundred and fifty five years later-Thanksgiving remains a...