The intersection  of rights

The intersection of rights

Some Christians resolve the tension by arguing that religious freedom trumps all other rights. That is not the position in law and I don’t think it is biblical either. Basic tenants in human rights are universality – all people have equal rights – and indivisibility and interdependence – all areas of rights are interrelated. I work at the intersection of rights.

Dying to live

Dying to live

“You know, our culture venerates heroes who go on fighting till the end, whether on the battlefield or in a hospital bed. Sometimes, though, retreat is the better part of valour, especially if that retreat avoids unnecessary suffering and leads to new life. I’ve fought this cancer for 13 years. I’m ready to retreat to be with my Lord.”

The high cost of doing nothing

The high cost of doing nothing

By choosing not to fully help Puerto Rico, the U.S. government is putting lives in jeopardy not only on the island itself, but on the mainland as well – and potentially elsewhere. The President of the United States seems to believe that if a place is poor, or is home to people with brown skin, it is worthless. We are seeing proof right now that – in an integrated global economy – there is no such thing as “over there,” anymore.