The Rapidian

Commentary

Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel about Interfaith [Social] Relationships

Submitted 08-05-2019 under OPINION

Saul asks: How does your tradition handle inter- and multi-faith relationships? [i.e., social and friendship relationships, see note below]

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Was Jesus a Communist?

Submitted 07-28-2019 under OPINION

Do you see parallels between Jesus' message and communism?

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Alternatives in Motion welcomes new Board Member

Submitted 07-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion welcomes new Board Member Ellery Alexander

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Accepting and Questioning One's Religion of Origin

Submitted 07-22-2019 under OPINION

Jim asks, “Since most people remain in the faith that they were born into and raised in, how much absolute significance should a person have in their beliefs?”

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Coffee Shop Conversations

Submitted 07-19-2019 under OPINION

How can every day coffee shop conversations be harnessed for their full democratic potential?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Sabbath Practices

Submitted 07-15-2019 under OPINION

From Mark: “I would like to know if each of the panelists have anything similar to a Sabbath and if so, how they observe that day?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 2

Submitted 07-08-2019 under OPINION

How should a person find healing from religious trauma – a second set of responses.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May One Allow One's Pacemaker Battery to Die?

Submitted 07-01-2019 under OPINION

Is it morally acceptable for an elderly patient under hospice care to refuse to have a pacemaker battery replaced?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 1

Submitted 06-24-2019 under OPINION

Lorri R. asks: “How should a person find healing if they were traumatized during early childhood religious experiences either by sexual abuse in the church, by overly strict practices, or by persistent shaming and humiliation?”

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How the life changing benefit of doula care made all the difference

Submitted 06-20-2019 under OPINION

Cassie was with me during my pregnancy, labor and delivery. Her support, encouragement, patience and kindness helped me have the most incredible labor and delivery I could imagine. I reflect back on my son’s entry into this world often. When I do, I smile.

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