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October 16, 2006

Vol.195 / No.11
Current Comment
The Editors October 16, 2006

Nigerias Potent CocktailNigeria is the 10th largest oil producer in the world, and its delta region provides much of America’s oil needs. But because the nation is plagued by violence, corruption and environmental degradation, the resulting wealth benefits few of its poorest inhabitants. The I

Peter Stanford October 16, 2006

In your writings on religion, you have given particular emphasis to questions of justice and peace. Do you believe these issues to be at the core of religious belief?Justice is an aspect of compassion that is one of the subjects I write about in The Great Transformation. Justice, if you like, is the

Books
Jane Dammen McAuliffe October 16, 2006

Karen Armstrong rsquo s latest book covers arguably the most ambitious topic that she has yet attempted The scope is vast covering multiple continents cultures and chronologies Hundreds of years dozens of major figures and a landscape that stretches from Mount Olympus to the Great Wall of China

Columns
Terry Golway October 16, 2006

After watching her autistic son struggle through a difficult school year, Kristina Chew joined the blogosphere in what she calls a moment of desperation. Charlie Fisher, her 9-year-old son, seemed to have stopped making progress. Worse, he was having tantrums, banging his head violently and hurting

Letters
October 16, 2006

Effective Preaching

Camille D’Arienzo, R.S.M., (Preaching: A Ministry [Still] in Distress 9/18) has it exactly right. The church needs better preaching. This seemed especially urgent after hearing Walter Burghardt, S.J., on several occasions and recognizing the impact of great

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington October 16, 2006

As our political campaigns draw near to election day we hear much talk about leadership While we tend to know it when we see it leadership is hard to define and does not seem to follow any one pattern or formula Today rsquo s Scripture readings describe leadership as the service of others and po

Donald Senior October 16, 2006

This year the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious celebrate their 50th anniversaries. These vibrant organizations include most of the leadership of religious communities in the United States and have served well their members and the church