New today: Unequal dharmas in India, Sandra Joireman reviews David Rieff, why Christians should talk together about Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

June 2, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 14:12-24Acts 26:1-11

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: John XXIII (Lutheran calendar), Charles Lwanga and companions, also known as the Martyrs of Uganda (Lutheran, Episcopal, and Catholic calendars), Ovidius, ClotildeJuan de ZumárragaJohn AylmerMorgan LlwydJulius ReubkeVital-Justin GrandinWill D. Campbell

New today from the Century

Unequal dharmas, by Philip Jenkins. India's constitution is firmly secular and democratic. Yet in recent years, Christians and Muslims have faced persecution.

Sandra Joireman reviews David Rieff’s book The Reproach of Hunger. The binding constraint on progress against hunger and malnutrition is weak political commitment.

Why Christians should talk together about Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, by L. Roger Owens. When I was 20, I argued with Dad to convince him that any Christian should regard the slaughter of civilians as simply wrong. Twenty years later, my need to convince has almost disappeared.

Listening between the lines, by Diane Roth. I want to hold that old man's hand and tell him that all is not lost, that what he did and who he was had meaning, that his name is written in the book of life.

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