Web Features: September 2016


The theologian and writer Jonathan Malesic discusses why we need a theology of work and the importance of setting boundaries around our work lives.
Elizabeth Dias, winner of America’s George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize, discusses the canonization of Mother Teresa
America’s London correspondent David Stewart, S.J., says the U.K. is splitting at the seams after Brexit vote.


   A working group at Georgetown has released its recommendations for how the university can atone for its historic ties to slavery. James Martin, S.J., spoke with the chairman of the group.






   Michael O’Loughlin reports on the faith lives of Trump and Clinton
   Judith Valente speaks with a priest and a sister who knew the V.P. candidates in their Catholic school days





   Submissions are open for America Media’s social justice film fest for college students. Details at http://filmfest.americamedia.org/






   On Sept. 4, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta. America has a new microsite dedicated to telling the story of the church’s newest saint.
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