Month: April 2015

Racial Tension in Baltimore: Law Enforcement, Better Police Procedures, and Cultural Education

The political discourse is awash with interpretations of the Baltimore tragedy following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. Some blame the police; some blame the culture of crime in the African American community. Some say we need more African-Americans in the police force: but Baltimore has a good percentage of

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Spirit and Heart: A Back-to-the-body Perspective

The Irish world champion professional snooker player Ken Doherty once said, “The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” — Ken Doherty But what is spirit, actually? How do you recognize spirit? How do you develop it? In this article, I consider “spirit” from

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Faith as a Weapon: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Religion is a community of the heart (feelings); citizenship is a community of the brain (freedom). A community of the heart cannot impinge on someone else’s freedom. Thus, is it wrong to use the freedom of religion law to infringe on the rights of gay couples.