Featured: The Conscious Heart by Mary Anderson By making us present to ourselves, the practices of art and of prayer can cultivate awareness of our inmost being, waking us to love and compassion. Religious Law and the Visual Secular by Suzanne Smith What do we mean when we say a work of Western art, especially a representation of religious law, has both “secular” and “religious” significance? Why 'Brain Death' Is Contested Ground by Jeffrey P. Bishop The Jahi McMath case illustrates the disjunction between medical definitions of bodies and the ways we constitute meaningful relationships with our family members. What Does Work Mean to Widows in Afghanistan? by Anila Daulatzai When Western governments try to help victims of war in Kabul, neoliberal ideas of what it means to care can miss the point.