Charlie Van Dyke
Paul Fidalgo is communications director of the Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy and research organization. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)The conventional wisdom has long held that despite the constitutional guarantee of "no religious test" for public office, there could be no great... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By John Halstead

Pope Francis' much-anticipated environmental encyclical will be published tomorrow, but a draft of the statement was recently leaked to the press. In it, Pope Francis describes environmental stewardship as a Christian duty. He acknowledges that climate change is largely human-made and calls for bolder action by world leaders. And ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
(CNN)It's the latest summer blockbuster: A spiritual superhero armed with a pen and a prayer gears for battle against the forces of evil -- energy executives. The future of the planet hangs in the balance.

At least, that's the premise behind a tongue-in-cheek trailer released ahead of Pope Francis' widely anticipated statement on the environment t... read more
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Richard Rhor's Daily Meditation
Jesus Is InterFace with God
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) said the only thing that really converts people at a deep level is seeing "the face of the other." Receiving and empathizing with the other leads to transformation of the whole person. This exchange is prepared t... read more
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By Mike Wade

It’s something isn’t it? To be able to see and hear each other on your phone whether you’re across town or across the country. Perfect for catching up, showing off something shiny and new, or when you can’t be together for holidays. It’s technology that takes you to a higher level of communicating. Even though back in the day you neve... read more
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