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When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  So too I wonder about Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality.  He writes about the devastation we humans are causing to our Earth and its creatures, but is anybody listening? Pope Francis on […]

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  February 1, 2016   No comments
Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

In the Opinion/Editorial section of the Wall Street Journal recently there was an article captioned “Why This Rabbi Is Swearing Off Kosher Meat.”  It was an article by an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuly Yanklowitz, the author of six books on Jewish ethics.  In the article he explains why he was changing to a plant-based (vegan) […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments
The Christmas Connection

The Christmas Connection

Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year.  Or at least that’s what Andy Williams tells us in his classic song that plays over the radio and in every shopping mall across the country.  For me, this Christmas is indeed a very special one as it will be my first since […]

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  November 7, 2014   No comments
Factory Farming and World Hunger in Developing Countries

Factory Farming and World Hunger in Developing Countries

Access to food is a basic right. At the 1996 World Food Summit, leaders from almost 200 countries reaffirmed “the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger” and “the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food.” Yet today over 700 million people in developing countries are seriously undernourished. 12 […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments