Capitol crisis calls for a pastor-in-chief

January 15, 2021

The January 6 insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, DC, is just the beginning. It came as advertised; it was televised; and the perpetrators are […]

Outside the box, inside a bubble?

January 11, 2021

One of the more beautiful aspects of moving to another place of the world is the acquisition of new words. Words are telling not only […]

Overcoming metropolitan bias: prospects for a new urban paradigm

December 10, 2020

The year 2020 has brought unrelenting crises: a raging COVID-19 pandemic, a worsening climate emergency, and a media environment that dangerously amplifies our differences. In […]

What can a chicken nugget from Russia tell us about technology, agriculture and human development?

December 2, 2020

In July, the global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken announced a partnership with a Russian company, 3D Bioprinting, for the purpose of producing chicken […]

Being-for-others and integral human development

November 12, 2020

“Hell is—other people!” Thus, Jean-Paul Sartre dramatically summarizes the predicament of those condemned in the afterlife through one character in his play, No Exit. No […]

To defend democracy and advance racial justice

October 22, 2020

Amid the present political turmoil and the heightened risks of civil violence, we feel called to take action to protect our democratic freedoms and the […]

Rethinking independence, adulthood, and dignity amid a pandemic

October 22, 2020

In my years conducting fieldwork on and with families in north India, interlocutors often ask me if parents in the United States really kick their […]

On the essence of things and the necessity of persons

September 3, 2020

Many years ago, I attended a philosophy seminar as a teaching assistant. We were reading texts written by John Duns Scotus, the famous Franciscan theologian […]