Category Archives: Faith

On Truth and Reconciliation – Thank you, Madiba

I lived in Cape Town, South Africa for six months nearly 10 years after the end of Apartheid as part of a study abroad program focused on the cultural and political transformation of the city.  Cape Town and South Africa … Continue reading

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Development at the Crossroads

Type in the words “Peace Corps Guilt” into a search engine, and you’ll find a post written by a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.  Below that, you’ll see search results from people riffing on what she had to say, along … Continue reading

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No bad news this holiday season?

In my graduate program on sustainable business, we talk about voices of judgment that need to be channeled effectively so they do not serve to curb our creativity and delight in innovation.  Perfection is one voice of judgement held by … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and the Essence of Leadership

This time of year always causes me to reflect on my experiences on the African continent, in South Africa, Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Benin.  In the northern latitudes, we witness the dramatic shortening of days — quite extreme here … Continue reading

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As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I recall holidays of my youth, pies baking in the oven, short drives across the county to Grandma’s house for a multi-generational feast, and returning at night to see the first lights of the winter … Continue reading

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Megachurch trends, and what it means for traditional faith-based communities

Megachurch, LA 3, by gruntzooki, Creative Commons 2.0 An infographic featured on Good Magazine is very telling and potential reason for concern among communities of faith.  As indicated in the Pew Forum Report on the Religious Landscape (2007), movement in … Continue reading


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The Green Bible: building the bridge between faith, stewardship, and sustainability

Hello readers, for the next nine weeks I will venture into the intersection between faith and sustainability, shedding light on faith-based organizations putting forward a sustainable agenda, and illuminating areas of religion where sustainability advocates have yet to tread deeply.  … Continue reading

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