Monthly Archives: January 2013

the trauma of loneliness — and the hopeful outcome to wellbeing

  By Douglas LaBier * A recent psychotherapy patient, Ms. A., tells me that she’s felt lonely throughout her life. Her intimate relationships have been brief; her friends, few. In recent years she’s been suffering from one physical ailment … Continue reading

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Harlow Giles Unger: John Quincy Adams, the forgotten father of Emancipation * As with most good films, books, and plays about our 16th President, the cheers for Steven Spielberg’s wonderful film Lincoln have obscured the lives of those who preceded Lincoln and laid the groundwork for his Emancipation Proclamation. More … Continue reading

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Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle: Gay and Baptist: How an Oxymoron May Save the Church * An ordained gay Baptist preacher and his life partner who were refused a marriage license in Jefferson County accepted arrest rather than betray their Christian conviction that anti-gay laws are unjust. By implication, the Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard … Continue reading

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Chiune Sugihara — “Righteous Among the Nations” — title given to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust–jews-holocaust_n_2528666.html?utm_hp_ref=religion * Chiune Sugihara Meanwhile, Sugihara was transferred to Prague, where he worked in 1941 and 1942, and then to Bucharest, where he worked from 1942 to 1944. When the Soviets invaded Romania, he and his family were taken … Continue reading

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sage Lesley Hazleton: 7 Things That May Surprise You About Muhammad Lesley Hazleton Author, ‘The First Muslim’ Everyone knows his name.  He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself.  A favorite … Continue reading

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sage Rev. James Martin: Liberation theology has also animated some of the great Christian witnesses of our time. Several of my brother Jesuits (and their companions), some of whom wrote and taught liberation theology, were assassinated at the University of Central America in 1989 by Salvadoran death squads, precisely for their work with the poor, as Jesus had encouraged them to do. Archbishop Oscar Romero, the redoubtable archbishop of San Salvador who was martyred in 1980 after standing for the marginalized, also heard the call of Christ the Liberator. So did the four courageous Catholic churchwomen who were martyred that same year for their work in El Salvador. Rev. James Martin, S.J. Catholic priest and author   * After his colossal “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, D.C., Glenn Beck took aim at one of his favorite targets, Barack Obama, but in a novel way.  Beck regrets saying … Continue reading

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Great therapist Shakespeare’s symbolic sister, indomitable Edith Wharton

 Edith Wharton * *$File/Boemo-Nancy-C.pdf?Open * * * by Zoë Triska * Today would have been Edith Wharton’s 151st birthday. It was less than a year ago that Jonathan Franzen simply dismissed the great author as being … Continue reading

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