Monthly Archives: February 2013

Refuse to Do Nothing: Be a Revolutionary

February 25, 2013 – Karen Spears Zacharias I issue the same warning to students:  I’m trying to turn you all into revolutionaries. They laugh when I tell them that. I laugh, too, but that doesn’t mean I am joking. I … Continue reading

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How We’re Moral and Why We’re Not: Beyond Sin

Interview with Edward O. Wilson – Spiegel Online International – February 26, 2013 – by Philip Bethge and Johann Grolle. Wilson is the author of The Social Conquest of Earth (2012). He “has set off a scientific furor… The controversy is … Continue reading

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Confessing My Fear of Trayvon Martin

Giving Up Fear for Lent Ragan Sutterfield – Patheos – February 27, 2013 Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder.  It doesn’t seem that long ago and that is partly because it took months for the media … Continue reading

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Human Services and Spending Cuts – what faces the church?

(Question: how much will the church take up the slack – greater demand for service?) Doug Donovan – The Chronicle of Philanthropy – February 27, 2013 The $85-billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts scheduled to begin Friday are prompting nonprofit … Continue reading

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Insights into 2013 affecting what we want and what we get

Author Chris Butler brings more than ten years of experience in design research to his role as director of Ziba’s Consumer Insights and Trends group.  Near the end of 2012, a group of us at Ziba got together to review what we’d … Continue reading

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Budgets are statements of values and priorities

by THINKPROGRESS WAR ROOM — February 22, 2013 Budgets are statements of values and priorities. What the GOP is preparing to do in less than a week says a lot about their priorities. Instead of closing tax loopholes and making smart spending … Continue reading

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Juhood – Striving for One’s Best

Juhood, is loosely translated as, “doing one’s utmost,” or “striving for one’s best” in Arabic. Third issue of Juhood: Duke University’s Journal of Middle Eastern and North African Affairs. The essays in this issue include: Queer Ijtihad: Queer Muslim Intersectionality … Continue reading

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What happens when trees connect to the Internet?

Trees will talk to networks and scientists about the environment. When we connect billions of sensors around the globe on trees, at sea, in the air and in space, they will talk to one another and to us through our intelligent … Continue reading

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Do Free and Competitive Elections Make a Democracy? Maybe Not.

from NYU Development Research Institute – led by professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko – piece here by Lauren Bishop Tanzania looks an awful lot like a democracy. The East African nation has been holding multi-party elections since 1995, which international observers have … Continue reading

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Those Earning Less Give More

According to a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That’s twice as much — percentage-wise — as those making above $200,000. “[It’s] really a curious pattern… What we’ve been finding … Continue reading

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