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October 10, 2005

Vol. 193 / No. 10

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October 10, 2005

Drew Christiansen, S.J.October 10, 2005

As we mark this month the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council’s “Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,” the Israeli government has taken numerous initiatives to increase awareness of the document that did away with the s

Rabbi Michael LernerOctober 10, 2005

From the evening of Oct. 3 (the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) till dark on Oct. 13 (the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement), Jews around the world have been engaged in an intense annual period of repentance. This yearperhaps every yearAmerican society ought to join us in this

G. Jefferson Price, IIIOctober 10, 2005

Andrew S. Natsios, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, sent a shudder through the room at a food aid conference in Kansas City, Mo., in May when he said that food aid to the survivors of disasters is a higher priority than aid for development programs. Two-thirds to thre

Donald H. DunsonOctober 10, 2005

My friend Sunday Obote was just 7 years old when the Lord’s Resistance Army stormed his family home in northern Uganda one night in 1994. The L.R.A. is a rebellious guerrilla group that opposes the military government of Uganda, a land-locked nation in east-central Africa. And yes, the L.R.A.

Robert E. KennedyOctober 10, 2005

We can define ritual as a re-enactment of a previous event, in some cases a traumatic one, within the safety of sympathetic relationships. Its objective is not to repeat the trauma, but to bring resolution to it. Taking part in a ritual can evoke the deepest human experience of joy, grief or pain as

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonOctober 10, 2005

"Getting out of prison, I had no job and no place to go, so I ended up in a shelter in Brooklyn,” said José Carrero. A recent graduate of the Ready, Willing & Able program of the Doe Fund, which helps homeless people become independent, José spoke these words at its annual graduatio

October 10, 2005

Church and War

The article by Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Holy See Backs Nuclear Disarmament (9/12), is excellent. We need more articles on this issue and on the church’s positions on war in general. A substantial number of Catholics in the United States think that the church supports