Tag Archive | tragedy

Civil Disobedience

Amazing story of sacrifice and civil disobedience. A story about this woman’s father, who for much of his life has been a forger of official documents. It started as a member of the French Resistance as a young man under Nazi occupation, but continued through the years. The talk is in french, with English subtitles, […]

Dwyer on Falling in Love with Death

Over at The New York Times Jim Dwyer contemplates the decade since 9/11. He talks about the surprise among troops in 2003 when hearing about NY protests of the war. No one, of course, would be surprised at that today. He then looks back over the years: Climb the ladder of years, and the view […]

No Clergy at the Memorial

Interesting piece at Spiritual Politics about the decision from Mayor Bloomberg to exclude clergy of any sect from the memorial ceremony. (HT: John Fea) Here is a taste of the historical reasoning that may have been the precedent for Bloomberg’s decision. Let’s hark back, in other words, to the way New Englanders used to remember […]

Evangelical Leaders and 9/11

Christianity Today asked evangelical leaders to reflect on how they have changed in the ten years since 9/11. I want to highlight the last leader in the piece, Rev. Will Willimon, who is the  bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. A friend pointed me in this direction, so it is […]

Schirch on Grieving on the 9/11 Anniversary

I don’t agree with everything over at The Huffington Post, but I found this article by Lisa Schirch, a professor at Eastern Mennonite University, interesting. She is an expert in public policy and security, and points out six things that she was grieving on the 9/11 anniversary this year. Here is her intro, and her […]

Candorville, the Day After 9/11

I’m planning to post a variety of interesting or thought provoking articles I’ve come across since my posts on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Since I ended those posts with Sunday’s Candorville comic, I thought I would start today’s series with the Candorville comic from Monday. I really hope that we can […]

Whither the TSA

What should be done with the TSA? The author of the legislation that created the TSA thinks they have gone far off track and should be pulled back, overhauled, and privatized. I commented on the TSA previously here and here.  This piece from Audrey Hudson at Human Events details his comments from a recent interview […]