Tag Archives: tolerance

Who is My Neighbor?

Folks were hanging around after an evening prayer service Sunday, when someone came into the building and started shooting. 19 of the 50-plus folks there were injured, five hospitalized in critical condition. Six are now dead: Ibrahima Barry Mamadou Tanou … Continue reading

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Conservative? Liberal? No: Catholic

My father-in-law has been asked if he’s conservative — or liberal. His answer: “I’m Catholic.” I’d give the same answer. Catholic teachings are quite definite, so it’s possible to peg them on the American political spectrum — as long as … Continue reading

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Hate, Justice, Forgiveness

Islamic centers in California got hate mail recently. At least one of the letters was addressed “To the Children of Satan,” and started with “You muslims [!] are a vile and filthy people….”1 Details are new, but the attitude is … Continue reading

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Hating People: Not an Option

This showed up in today’s news: “Twitter finds new ways to put hate speech on mute” (CNET) “Twitter Adds New Ways to Curb Abuse and Hate Speech” (The New York Times) CNET’s piece quoted part of this Twitter blog post: … Continue reading

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