Day: July 30, 2010

Cultivating xenophiles

The internet has great potential to create new, global connections. The reality is that we tend to listen to people just like us. How do we create real, global conversations? Ethan Zuckerman and Global Voices offers a solution.

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Anchored in God

In several different contexts over the past month, I’ve been brought up short again by this quotation from Evelyn Underhill’s The Spiritual Life. She writes: “a spiritual life is simply a life in which all that we do comes from the centre, where we are anchored in God

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A wide-embracing charity

From what we know of Lord Shaftesbury’s character, it is not surprising that he should have thrown himself headlong into the Slavery question, which was attracting great attention in consequence of the revelations made in the volume by Mrs. Stowe, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” This book stirred up a hatred of slavery which is unprecedented. Lord Shaftesbury entered actively into the movement, prepared an address from the women on England to those in America, and the negro slave question was discussed in all its bearings.

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