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Russian War on Ukraine | Sacred music | Pessimism

Songs In Dark Times

When marked by piety and ambiguity, songs can fill a void in our dark times. Perhaps it is time to sing again...

May 18, 2022
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Russian War on Ukraine | Ukraine | Hebrew Bible

On Kinship, Collective Memory, and Ukraine

The developing, collective memory of Ukraine’s recent history, with the short stories and images that encapsulate and promote it, is unlikely to be suppressed or soon forgotten.

March 29, 2022
Photos: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky visits the site of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) / Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.(AP Photo)

Russian War on Ukraine | democracy | Martin Luther King Jr.

Why Believe in Democracy? What Martin Luther King Jr. and Volodymyr Zelensky Have to Teach Us

Why is democracy a good thing? Is it? Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s appeal to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helps us understand what it takes to answer this question.

March 29, 2022
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Civil Religion | Russian War on Ukraine | Russia | Ukraine

Ukraine: Religion In Plain Sight?

When gods and kings are too closely aligned, religion becomes an engine of discord and war.

March 24, 2022