The United Kingdom's multitude of "equality" provisions will protect nearly anyone born with a disability, although it is perfectly legal to prevent disabled people from being born, up to the point of birth (simply because they have a disability).
With a convicted spirit and a heart full of compassion, I look across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. This historic city known for her role in the narrative of our nation's Revolutionary War chapter, for her love of sports and for being the birthplace of some of the world's leading educational institutions now stands recognized as another victim of mindless terror.
Man, there are so many scandals and donnybrooks it's hard to keep track of them. Heck, there has been so much shocking news and fisticuffs I've already forgotten about the Garcia-Woods tango over the weekend. This fresh batch of scandals that's popped up like springtime perennials could have enormous conclusions.
Email Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In spite of my chronic disorganization when it comes to email and not checking it nearly as often as I should, it has inspired a great many posts and continues to do so today. I was recently asked...Show More Summary
A chef has been killed by his own customers after they complained that his dish of fried noodles were not up to standard, in a bizarre killing in Germany, according to reports.
An inmate is suing Taco Bell, claiming that the restaurant stole his idea of making a hard shell taco out of a Doritos chip.
I believe my good-better-best approach to the whole gay debate is much healthier response to the issue of Christians and homosexuality than the hardline, binary right-and-wrong approach that’s more prevalent. In that respect, I think the Christian gay community have a better ally than this blog than I might get credit for; though some progressive […]
Here are some photos St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Maine. It was designed at the end of the last century by the English architect Henry Vaughan. There are many beautiful neo-gothic churches in New England, and what generally comes to my mind when I think of this style is the grand stone churches of, for example, Boston or New York. Show More Summary
Atlas Shrugged, p.48-53 Orren Boyle, Jim Taggart, Hank’s friend Paul Larkin, and someone named Wesley Mouch are having a conversation over drinks in a bar on top of a skyscraper in New York City. Boyle is complaining bitterly about being snubbed by Taggart Transcontinental, insisting that his failure to deliver the rail they needed isn’t [...]
Psalm of parenthood Mother of all, remake me in Your image. Make me as noble as the daffodils nodding graciously. Root me in my generations. Help me hold on to the splendor my son sees when he runs toward me...
Today's guest post comes from Monica L. Mercado, who is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, "Women and the Word: Gender, Print, and Catholic Identity in Nineteenth-Century America,"...Show More Summary
The Apostasy Project, starting by the UK-based Rationalist Association, is kind of like the Clergy Project for all those leaving their faith: [Click headline for more…]
UPCOMING: Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times: Graduate Symposium. Brandeis University, October 6, 2013. Join us for an interdisciplinary symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, ancient Israel, and politics of their use presented by graduate students from throughout the Northeast. Show More Summary
AN OBITUARY FOR GEZA VERMES IN THE ECONOMIST : Geza Vermes. A bit snooty, tries too hard to sound hip, and anonymous. Somewhat disappointing for The Economist, but not unprecedented. This one was already note by (of course) Mark Goodacre. I don't entirely agree with Mark that it is "superbly written."
Panchdev is the name given to the five important deities in Hinduism. Panchdev Shakti Kavach is the amulet worn by people who believe...
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Thursday against plans to enlist men from their community into the military, a proposal supported by the secular majority pushing for a more equal share of the burden on Israeli society.
TECHNOLOGY WATCH: Reading the unreadable: Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries. In a completely innovative approach to the problem, the technique...Show More Summary
Adi Shankaracharya Temple is a small shrine located on the stairs to the Badrinath Temple and is on the way to the Tapt Kund (Holy hot...
Adi Kedareshwar Temple is located near the Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Adi Kedareshwar Temple is a...
Reports about Syrian refugee women getting sold in marriage in Jordan remain rampant, especially young girls are considered to be desirable. In Egypt too, Syrian refugee women are often singled out by Egyptian men with propositions of marriage. Last weekend were the elections in Pakistan, for some women it was the first time in half a century [...]