Three hundred and fifty years ago, the philosopher Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated from his Portugese Jewish community. As the author of this op-ed piece, entitled “Reasonable Doubt,” writes: [Baruch] Spinoza’s reaction to the religious intolerance he saw around him was to try to think his way out of all sectarian thinking. He understood the powerful [...]
I have no idea what this is, but I went ahead and ordered it. Should be entertaining, I think. [Editor's note: Deana did fieldwork in Rocamadour, a small town in France known as a pilgrimage destination.]
It’s my first time linking to Newsvine, but this opinion piece is really well done: America Was Not Founded on the Ten Commandments. The comments are worth a scan, too, though they devolve into the usual Newsvine shouting match.
My ordination sister, Kila, just founded The Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Religion. This foundation will offer scholarships, sponsorships and project funding for women who are working on religious issues (hint, hint Deana!). They are currently looking for members to join the organization to help get it off the ground. Their Board of [...]