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Selfie-Gate: Obama, a Funeral Celebration, and a Scapegoat
Originally Posted: 12/13/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

When taken in context, it seems like Obama's infamous selfie at Mandela's service was reflective of the celebratory, joyful atmosphere typical of a South African memorial service. The only criticism ...

Pope Francis Tops Facebook’s List of Most-Talked-About Topics
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

It’s official, but no big surprise: Pope Francis is now the most-talked-about person on Facebook, according to information released Dec. 10 by the social media giant. ROME — It’s ...

I Am Not A Good Christian
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

What makes one a good person? Additionally, what makes one a good Christian? I have been spending some time wondering about this as news of Mandela’s death has been making it’s way across the planet. Was he a ...

Shaped by Methodists, Mandela Paid Tribute to Role of Religion
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died Thursday, had a deep connection with religious institutions. Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who die ...

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Elders
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

While unusual to found an organization at age 89, even more unusual is founding an organization with the purpose of saving the world at the end of one’s ninth decade. Nelson Mandela never lost hope. ...

'The Most Important Political Leader of the 20th Century': Jim Wallis on the Life of Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, issued the following statement. In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, Jim Wallis, Presid ...

Graceland, Apartheid and the 'Deep Truth that Artists Speak'
Originally Posted: 05/27/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Twenty-five years after the release of Paul Simon's seminal Graceland album, a new documentary film, Under African Skies, which premieres tonite (Friday, May 25) on A&E, chronicles its creation and th ...