On Aug. 1, the planet reached Earth Overshoot Day — the point when people have exhausted the year's worth of renewable resouces — at the earliest point since measurements began in 1987.
Christian churches around the world celebrate Pentecost, the feast of the gift of the Holy Spirit, as the launch of the Christian mission. I am afraid, however, that through the centuries, Christian churches have too often softened and domesticated our understanding of the Spirit. A lovely, tame Spirit we too often imagine Her to be, the gentle Dove of Peace.
Tens of thousands of students across the U.S. have again walked out of their schools in a coordinated effort to demand an end to gun violence. This protest takes place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.
NCR Today: The young, ecumenical Christian elders, and the interfaith community all are moving to draw our nation back to basic shared religious values of truth, justice, love and respect.