Wednesday's News & Ideas - 1/9/2018

  • Blessed are the peacemakers
  • Lamin Sanneh, RIP
  • Union Seminary apartment tower
  • Religion & campus diversity
  • Ethical issues in science
  • You might be wrong

Blessed are the peacemakers
Convivium: In the lull after Christmas and New Year's, Josh Nadeau finds the pursuit of peace ever-elusive but never more imperative.

Honoring the memory of Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School expert on world Christianity
Religion News Service: Late scholar was a rigorous polymath who cared about not only the theoretical work of theology and history but the everyday lives of those who believe, says Anthea Butler.

Renderings revealed for apartment tower on Union Seminary campus
Patch: The 40-story development will be one of Morningside Heights' largest buildings and will generate funds for Union Theological Seminary.

Religion is as important as ever
Inside Higher Ed: Eboo Patel offers some thoughts about including religion in the campus/young adult diversity discourse.

5 ethical issues in science for Catholics to consider
U.S. Catholic: As science changes us, the faith community can remind scientists of the ethics at stake.

The Spark

Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong
Intellectual humility isn't easy. But it's a virtue worth striving for, and failing for, in this new year. Vox explains why it's so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it.

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