Dialogue: Can We Talk (about Animal Rights)? by Roger S. Gottlieb We tend to hold strong, opposing moral intuitions on animal rights issues, but perhaps we can agree on areas to make partial improvements. Egypt: Notes from the Ground by Ahmed Ragab What led to the dramatic changes in Egypt in 2013, and how should these events be characterized? I'm with Jack by Michele Madigan Somerville As a person with autism, the author's son has experienced tzedakah (giving) both as beneficiary and as benefactor. Children First by T. Robinson Ahlstrom To focus effectively on children's needs, community development efforts need to be tenderhearted but tough-minded.
Featured: A Muslim's Search for Meaning by Zain Abdullah The author starts from his own narrative to explore what it means to be part of a community (ummah) that engages the Qur'an as a living text. Harvesting Souls for Christ by Judith Casselberry Black Pentecostal women’s altar work is physical and spiritual labor that yields individual and communal rewards. A Picture Worth a Thousand Tears by Jonathan R. Herman This story of an extended family reunited decades after a tragic separation frames the larger story of a world still struggling with the memory of the Holocaust. Reflections on Pope Francis by Francis Schüssler Fiorenza Pope Francis has already set a very different tone, but do these differences in lifestyle and message signal a significant transformation within the Roman Catholic Church?
In Review: Religion in the Age of Kant and Bacteria by Suzanne Smith Two books on the Axial Age: Robert N. Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution and The Axial Age and Its Consequences, edited by Robert N. Bellah and Hans Joas Poetry and Opacity by Michael Jackson Adrie Kusserow's latest volume of poetry, Refuge What Is "Health"? by Tamara Mann Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor's The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less A Biblical Theology Illuminated by Daniel Ross Goodman Gatsby: The Cinematic Illumination of a Biblical Theology
Poetry: Three Poems by Bijan Jalali; translated from the Persian by Hamed Kashani and Gary Gach Echo by Frannie Lindsay