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On 9/11 Anniversary, a Survivor Seeks a National Day of Discussion
Originally Posted: 09/11/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

As a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I worry about how we will remember that tragic day 50, 100, even 200 years from now. I worry because our nation does a poor job of commemorating our most historic heroes and e ...

Michael Brown's Funeral Echoes with Cries for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

ST. LOUIS — Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown, a black teen whose fatal shooting fol ...

VIDEO: How to Build a Memorial Prayer Altar
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Create your own memorial prayer altar in remembrance of those you love and will never forget. Fro ...

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 ...

Remembering the Greatest Political Leader of the 20th Century: Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Today I had the great honor of saying a prayer at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most important political leader of the 20th century. Today I had the great honor of ...

The Passing of a Prophet
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum "We're all bastards," Will Campbell wrote, 'but God loves us anyway." ...

After Boston: Above and Beyond
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

After the horror and tragedy in Boston, our heads have been down. This work of art serves as a reminder to look up to hear the sound of the spirit of goodness, compassion, and creativity that can turn tragedy ...

Eleven Songs in Memory of Sept. 11, 2001
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Eleven songs in memory of 9/11 from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Suzanne Vega, Moby and Sinead O'Connor, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, John Hiatt, U2, and Hunter Parrish (f ...

Olympics Won’t Include Memorial Moment for Murdered Israelis
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

JERUSALEM — Despite international pressure — including support from both U.S. presidential candidates — the International Olympic Committee has refused to include a moment of silence at Friday's (July 27) ...

The Paddle Out: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

We were not alone out there, bobbing up and down on our boards in the sea. Surely the Spirit of the Lord was in this place. And Mark was there, too, along with those who have gone before us into Eternity, in t ...

Mourning 2.0
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

This is Mourning 2.0. Technological advances have dramatically altered how we grieve for and memorialize the dead.In this new era, the bereaved readily share their sorrow via Facebook comments. They light virt ...

Armistice Day/Veteran's Day: 11/11/11
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

I say if we are to truly honor veterans, we ought to remember and honor Armistice Day with the hope that we can bring an end to violent conflict within and between nations. Befor ...

Listening to Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:16am | Type: Blog

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The Poor People's March and Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

At the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, at least two speakers -- the Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King's daughter, and the Rev. At the ...