Thursday digest

March 29, 2012

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New today from the Century:

  • The editors on stand-your-ground laws: "Stand-your-ground laws reflect our culture's belief that violence is not a last resort--it’s a way to proactively promote security."
  • Stephanie Paulsell on the monkish ways of her father and his students:"As a graduate student, my father visited the Abbey of Gethsemani. His experiences there entered him in some permanent way."
  • Monastic community on a trial basis: "In
    the midst of declining numbers, Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin,
    dares to pursue a vision for growing an
    ecumenical Benedictine monastery."
  • Steve Thorngate: "Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is about domestic violence victims, not debates over which senator is being sneakiest."
  • Moses Biney reviews Mark Gornik's book on African immigrant churches in New York (subscription required)


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