Recently, many of the political debates in the conservative Catholic sphere have moved in a postliberal direction. The shift stems from a dissatisfaction with the current political order and a desire to sacralize society for Christ. Patrick Deneen, Rod Dreher, and Adrian Vermeule are three of the most influential commentators in this vein.
In 2017, the Supreme Court heard Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a landmark case regarding the level of educational benefit students with disabilities are entitled to receive through their local public school. Endrew is only the second special education case to be heard before the Court.
Since 2007, illegal mining operations locally known as “galamsey” have ravaged Ghana’s forests and bodies of water. A report by the World Resource Institute shows that Ghana is losing its forests at a 60 percent rate, faster than any country in the world. Today, illegal mining is one of the largest causes of forest destruction in Ghana.
Philosophy is a broad discipline. To be sure, Certain authors and traditions are more amicable to Christianity than others. Nevertheless, philosophy is valuable. Studying philosophy should encourage both intellectual humility and uncompromising truthfulness, gives context and categories to Christian doctrine, and develops your ability to understand other’s points of view. Humility, truthfulness, wisdom, and charity and all necessary to be an effective witness for Christian. Of course, many Christians who have never studied philosophy may have and develop these (and misusing philosophy can certainly turn one into a prideful sophist). But, if you have the opportunity, consider taking a course in philosophy – it certainly couldn’t hurt.
There are different approaches for keeping a blockchain that are more environmentally friendly than mining. But these changes depend on how much invested parties—organizations and individuals alike—are interested in preserving our only home. Despite calls to colonize Mars, it is our moral obligation to be wise stewards of this Creation. As we continue finding new ways to consume art and other media, environmental efforts must be strong priorities to consider.
When you sit down and listen to those you disagree with you can begin to fully understand their position—not merely conceding to agree with them, but showing them dignity and hoping to work together to find a common solution. Based on our current political culture, I think we will all be surprised at what we can solve when the yelling ends and the listening begins.
Education reform in the United States has become noisy. Proposed curriculum changes, school choice, vouchers, mandates, the list goes on and on; why does education reform really matter? We see the news headlines over viral videos of parents screaming at school board...
Choosing not to read, then, is a decision with cosmic, indeed, eternal consequences, and we should shudder at the prospect of Jesus looking at us in the end and asking, as He once did, “Have you not read?” Like the Pharisees of old, we will be without excuse, our tongues heavy laden with explanations of all the things, apart from reading, which we chose to do. And thus, it behooves us now–today–to consider what kind of people we want to be, and if the answer is empathetic, virtuous, and Christ-like, we ought to take up and read.
Ultimately, humility provides an understanding that investing in individual relationships is essential in alleviating relative poverty. It means living under the consideration that we are merely vessels, used by God as He wills, for His glory and name. We do not possess the answers or end-all-be-all solution, yet, we do possess the God-given capacity to invest in relationships that sow good. And thus, with this proposed framework, the aim to care for those who are poor invokes something from all of us.