Jessie Demler

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President Obama Celebrates Equality on Valentine’s Day, Declares ‘Love Is Love’ – LOOK

President Obama sent out three tweets over Valentine’s Day weekend in celebration of the holiday, all of which called upon Americans to stand up to …

Companies are to publish their gender pay gaps – but will this lead to financial equality?

It's been over 45 years since the Equal Pay Act, and the reasons women still earn less than men are complex. To change them, we may need to take more …

United Kingdom

Child poverty and inequality play a role in education 'crisis'

<i>An investigation into a complaint made by the head of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union — that teachers are not able to enforce deadlines on classroom</i> …

A Nation at a Crossroads: How the United States Can Begin to Establish a Moral Compass Worthy of a Future

Jeff Monson I Politics & Government I Commentary I February 15th, 2016<p>For a long time, most Americans have been quick to defend their country from …

Betting on Gender Pay Equality: How Long Will It Take?

<i>*Today’s guest post is by Mary Sue Rogers (@msrlondon on Twitter). With over 30 years of experience in Human Capital and Talent Management, Mary Sue</i> …

The talk is good, the words are warm, but we are miles away from equality between physical and mental health

It has, on the surface, been a good week for the campaign to get better understanding and services for mental health and mental illness. The …

What does Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign tell us about gender equality today?

If inequality is about disparities in wealth and income, what is gender equality about?<p>Writing in the <i>Guardian</i> last week, Dan Roberts and Lauren …

Feminism

As the rich get richer everyone else gets less happy

The wealth of the richest is exploding. According to research by Oxfam, the richest 62 billionaires have the same amount of wealth as 3.6 billion people – the poorest half of the world’s population. Last year this figure was 80; two years ago it was 85.<p>Growth is not the answer to inequality<p>Read more<p>…

Economics

How Having Money Makes You a Jerk

"The more money you have, the more focused on yourself you become," says one social psychologist.<p>Whether we have money or not, one thing is certain: …

The Middle East's Conflicts Are About Religion

A meme is gaining traction within American government and media, and it goes like this: The conflicts of the Middle East aren’t about religion. …

‘Spoils of War’: The Muslim Man’s Sexual ‘Rights’ Over Non-Muslim Women

In word and deed, in Islamic and non-Islamic nations, Muslim men appear to think that non-Muslim women—impure “infidels”—exist solely to gratify their sexual urges.<p>First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State:<p>In the …

6 Sexy Love Notes You Might Not Expect To Find In Religious Texts

Because passion binds us body and soul.<p><b>"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine."</b><p>With this sensuous line, the Song of Solomon raises the curtain on a remarkably passionate love story that sets this book apart from others in the Bible.<p>The Song of Solomon (also …

Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and …

Conservative Islam needs to deal with its heterosexism problem

Conservative Islam has a problem with deep-rooted heterosexism that needs to be confronted, says Edmonton economics professor Junaid Jahangir.<p>"By …

Evangelicals Are Losing the Battle for the Bible. And They’re Just Fine with That.

LIKE MANY evangelical Christians, A. J. Zimmermann tells his conversion story with near-pointillistic detail. A 25-year-old recent divinity school …

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Speak at Same Church Service. Here’s Who Quoted From the Book of Psalms.

LAS VEGAS (TheBlaze/AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are speaking from the pulpit as they campaign ahead of next weekend’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada.<p>From left: Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (Image sources: Clinton — AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster; …

Does Ted Cruz Think He’s the Messiah?

Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, is a preacher of the far-right doctrine of dominionism, which holds that Christians should take over the government …

The Religious Affiliations of Justice Scalia’s Possible Replacements on the Supreme Court

February 15, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Before this weekend, the religious makeup of the Supreme Court was six Roman Catholics (<b>Antonin Scalia</b>, <b>John Roberts</b>,</b> …

‘India and Pakistan can live as good neighbours’

Venkat Dhulipala, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, is an extraordinarily articulate man. His eyes …

The Story of an Openly Gay Pastor

Jason Wood is the openly gay pastor of Living Mosaic Church in Houston, which was founded in 2010. The Church advertises itself with the slogan 'A place for everyone.' The name Living Mosaic stems from the notion that 'On our own we are little more than bits of stone and glass. Our lives create a …

Can Modern Christianity Give Up Satan--and Evil?

I grew up in a strictly religious household where we were taught that Satan was a literal force for evil in the world, that he was a former angel who rebelled against God and was thrust out of heaven, and that there were other spirits who followed after him and became demons. We prayed frequently …

Pope celebrates indigenous in Chiapas as Catholics dwindle

Pope Francis denounced the centuries-old exploitation and exclusion of Mexico's indigenous people Monday and prayed before the tomb of their controversial priestly protector during a visit heavy in symbolism to the rolling hills of southern Chiapas state.<p>Francis celebrated a Mass for Mexican …

Daily Meditation: Deliver Us

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a Kenyan prayer from <i>The Little Book of Prayers</i>. May we be liberated from …

Cool Pope Probably Not a Trump Supporter

Cool Pope “Francis” (a rap name), a Catholic man that religious people must pretend to respect, continues his irksome habit of making public …

Pope John Paul II had an intense friendship with a married Polish writer and called her a 'gift from God'

London (AFP) - Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years, according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown by the BBC on Monday.<p>While the documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with Polish-born philosopher and writer …

Evolution's Other Message

Theologians typically leave out an essential fact about spirituality when they say that God created people. What they might say is that God created people as individuals.<p>Many evolutionary scientists make the same omission. They say that human beings evolved naturally from lower animals. What they …