"Sinai and Synapses Fellowship" Tagged Content (Page 2)
Science fiction provides us insight into how Muslim societies perceive themselves – and they see possibilities for the future.
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.
We can support our mindfulness practice with what neuroscientists and other biophysiologists will tell us, and also what spiritual traditions tend to appreciate, which is that we are wondrously made, or magnificently evolved, as, in a way, self-healing organisms.
In the midst of COVID-19, how have faith communities been grappling with questions of access and justice?
I kept waking up at night with the image of field hospitals in my head and thinking, “We’re going to have to build field hospitals.” My only experience with field hospitals was watching M*A*S*H* and seeing news reports from other countries in crisis.
Why does God allow suffering?
“Caring for the least of these” is still the kind of neighbor love that is called for, but what does that look like during a pandemic?
One way, at least, that I’ve experienced heaven in this last week or two has been to realize that there’s so much to worry about that I can’t afford to engage in that process much at all.. And so about a week ago, I just simply said “You know what? There’s way too much to worry about, therefore I’m just not going to worry.”
There is a unique danger of data wonkishness: putting so much stock in scientific abstractions that reality itself becomes invisible.