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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Many Icelanders have had their fill of the enfeebled Christian deity and are feeling the nostalgic pull of the old Norse gods: Asatruarfelagid, a neopagan organization, plans to start construction next month on the country’s first Norse temple since Christianity arrived in the island nation roughly 1,000 years ago… …While the temple will be dedicated […]

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I know it’s predictable, but I love how willing people are to help an individual overcome obstacles: After the Detroit Free Press published Robertson’s story, thousands responded on Facebook, asking how they could help. Evan Leedy, a student at Detroit’s Wayne State University, decided to set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for Robertson […]

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Two-year-old Violet Pietrok was born with an extremely rare condition called Tessier facial cleft, leaving the bones in her face so spread apart that her nose lacked cartilage and her eyes didn’t have normal vision. Because the defect is so rare, not many doctors have experience with repairing it — but one plastic surgeon located […]

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Thought for the day

“Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill… I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with […]

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Rocky

Every time I drive past the Art Museum, I see the people running up the steps, and people at the bottom getting their pictures taken in front of the Rocky statue — people from all over the world. There’s just something about Rocky! So our local paper just wrote about some visiting college kids who […]

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SOTU 2015 Bingo INSTRUCTIONS: When the president speaks about a quality or policy that supports families and promotes politics of hope over fear, use our special Pope Francis BINGO pieces to cover that square. You can follow the endnotes to read the pope’s quotes. You get BINGO when you have five squares in a row—and […]

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For MLK’s birthday

“Shine A Little Light,” James Taylor: Bookmark It

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New MLK recording discovered

This is really cool news for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday: Pacifica Radio has revealed that its archival department – the Pacifica Radio Archives – discovered a previously unknown recording of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. The recording was discovered last December and has been verified as the only known recording of that […]

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And takes another swipe at capitalism: Pope Francis strongly defends his repeated criticisms of the global market economy in a new interview released Sunday, rebutting those who accuse him of “pauperism” by saying he is only repeating Jesus’ message of caring for the poor. “Jesus affirms that you cannot serve two masters, God and wealth,” […]

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The famous Christmas truce of 1914: Bookmark It

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