Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Religious Intolerance

Martha Nussbaum

"The New Religious Intolerance:
Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age "
Speaker: Dr. Martha Nussbaum
Date: Feb. 5th, 2013
Time: 6:00pm Reception, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Lecture and Q&A
or watch live on Ustream channel "AICUSA"
This lecture will be followed by a book signing.

Speaker Bio:
Martha Nussbaum received her BA from New York University (1969) and her MA and PhD from Harvard (1972, 1975). She taught philosophy and classics at Harvard in the 1970s and 1980s, before moving to Brown. Her 1986 book, The Fragility of Goodness, on ancient Greek ethics, made her a prominent figure throughout the social sciences and humanities. Nussbaum's other major area of philosophical work was on the emotions, where she specifically defended a neo-Stoic approach.
From 1986 to 1993 Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, a part of the United Nations University. She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation, the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association and the Committee for Public Philosophy. She has been a member of the Association's National Board. Professor Nussbaum was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a member of its Council. She is also a member of the American Philosophical Society. In 2008 she was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. She has also been a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies. She has received honorary degrees from thirty-two colleges and universities internationally.
Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School and Divinity School. She is an associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and co-chair of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism and co-director of the Center for Laws, Philosophy and Human Values.

Interfaith Call-In Day

Faiths Calling
Spread the Word
Tested by our grief,
Inspired in our pursuit of justice,
Strengthened by our love for country and for God's children
Resolute in our faith.

We call on our lawmakers and say:
Enough pain. Enough despair. Enough injustice. We can and must transform our grief into action.

Ensure that the voices of faithful Americans ring throughout the halls of Congress.
Call your Senators and Representative and insist that they act to prevent gun violence.
We know that among millions of you in the faith community there are differences in viewpoint and we ask you to convey whichever policies with which you are comfortable. The major components of legislation that Congress is considering are listed below. When you call your Senators and Representative, let them know that you are calling as a member of the faith community, and emphasize those of the policies which you support.
  • Require universal background checks for all gun purchases
  • Ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
  • Make gun trafficking a federal crime
  • Improve access to mental health services
Tell them that gun violence prevention laws work.
"The time is always right to do what is right"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
more here:
Diverse National Civic and Religious Leaders Unite to Call for an End to Senseless Gun Violence
"We seek to bring our communities together in support of reasonable steps taken to prevent future suffering such as that endured by the bereaved and traumatized families of gun violence victims... we commit to building consensus and support in our communities for steps that will turn our collective grief into shared hope."


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Rev. Lillian Daniel on “Spiritual But Not Religious”

Rev. Lillian Daniel on “Spiritual But Not Religious”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Honoring MLK - DuSable Museum

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration!
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Fredrick Douglas
Celebrate with the DuSable Museum on Monday, January 21, 2013 for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration! The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Nothing Without a Demand,” commemorating the legacy of many of the iconic men and women that help to shape and advance Civil and Human Rights throughout America. This day long affair is filled with live performances, dance, films, and art to inspire, entertain, and educate all audiences.
This historic day begins with the inauguration of President Barack Obama, for his second term as President of the United States of America. As part of our morning activities for the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, we will host the live screening of the inauguration ceremony. Our inauguration broadcast begins at 10:30AM, and will end following President Obama’s inaugural address. We hope that you will come out and experience this historical occasion with us. The inauguration event will take place from 10:30 AM until Noon, Central Time—Doors Open at 10 AM
Also, walking through the museum’s galleries will be historic personalities, as part of our new educational outreach initiative “Walking with Heroes.” “Walking with Heroes” brings notable African American figures to life. Characters include Ida B. Wells, Elijah J. McCoy, Jean Baptise Pointe DuSable’s wife Kittihawa, and more!
FREE – Children under age 6
  • $8 – Member Adult
  • $10 – Non Member Adult

Only Light, Only Love

Only Light, Only Love

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sufi Whirling Dervishes

Sufi Whirling Dervishes

Prisons for Profit

Prisons for Profit
We have to all reflect upon the fact that we are a nation of prisons, mostly of brown people.  What are possible options other than prison? Job training, better schools, fostering communities of hope and transformation......?

Roman Catholic Women Priests

Roman Catholic Women Priests
What do you think the church should do?
Though you are worthy of trumpets and the song of angels, you graciously receive our daily prayers of whispered words and mundane habits. Enable us, Lord, to love you with all that we are and in all that we do. Teach us how we might truly pray without ceasing. Amen.

- From Common Prayer