Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lent, Pagans, and the Cycles of Life

Lent is a widely practiced time of reflection, repentance and renewal. Yet some Christians believe its observance is wrong.

Resurrection by Noel Coypel, 1700,

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Courtesy of ธันย์ชนก กลับวิเศษ

Friday, February 24, 2012

Images from Carnival

Courtesy of The Atlantic (click on photo to be taken to this remarkable photo stream)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dublin Conference on Global Economy

From July 5 - 6, 2012 the Irish Business Executives Forum and the Saudi Arabia based International Islamic Forum for Dialogue will co-host the conference Islamic Economy and World Peace - Islamic Perspective in the Dublin Convention Center, Dublin Ireland.

The conference invitation points out that "Peaceful cooperation and co-existence are not possible in the presence of economic instability," and describes the conveners' plans for conferees "to examine the relationship between economic stability and social stability."

Attempts until now to address the global financial meltdown strictly in terms of economic theory and speculation while ignoring the moral failures informing the collapse has been misguided as a starting point at best.

This conference promises to take good steps toward approaching this historical time of transition from a more holistic grasp of human affairs.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012