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Carnival: Saying Goodbye to Meat… and to Flesh

The celebration of carnival can be understood only in the context of the Judeo-Christian belief in the Human Fall and in the atonement that people need to make in order to return to their original status. Every year the Christians celebrate this belief through the period of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts

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Winter 2014-15: A “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective

As I write this article, I look out my living-room window, and I gaze upon a sea of whiteness bathed in golden light. The broad sway of the trees tells me the wind is drifting snow from side to side. This is a good day to write about the winter as one of the seasons

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Crossroads of Light and Darkness: Louis Zamperini (1917 – 2014).

Yesterday I saw the film Unbroken–an American war drama film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and based on a book by the same title, written by Laura Hillenbrand. The film describes the adventures, trials and tribulations, failures and successes, and ultimate marvelous life of Louis Zamperini (1917 – 2014).

África es la Esperanza del Mundo

Será sólo en el siglo XXI que ha humanidad finalmente podrá comprender qué es África y cómo realizar su destino histórico. Para eso, es útil mirar las cosas bajo la Perspectiva “De Regreso al Cuerpo”, que nos muestra, por medio del cuerpo humano, el patrón para toda clase de unión y unificación. En este artículo

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Brazilians Elect Their National President: October 5, 2014

Today Brazilians gather to elect their political representatives. All around Brazil and wherever in the world Brazilians reside, they come to their voting places or consulates to cast their votes. It is a sacred ritual. Because of its importance, I thought I would consider the political process from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective. Elections Are a Purification

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Considering Scotland: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Within a few days–that is, on September 18, 2014–the people of Scotland will be voting on whether to continue to be part of the United Kingdom or to break apart and organize their own country. I will make a few considerations of the issue from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective.

D-Day and the Vietnam War

Today, June 6, 2014, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the invasion of northern France by the Allied Forces, which took place through beach landings in Normandy. We remember the bravery and personal sacrifice of the soldiers that took part in this campaign. We honor the veterans of World War II. We also mourn the

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Eradicating Poverty: Why the “War on Poverty” Did not Produce Desired Fruits

According to the US Census Bureau, there are more people living in poverty in the US today than in 1966, when Pres. Lyndon Johnson started the War on Poverty. Actually, the poverty level of 18- to 64-year olds has increased by 30 percent. What went wrong? Viewing the matter from the Back-to-the-Body perspective (which looks

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Honoring George Perrault in his Hour of Grief

My friend George Perrault has just lost his wife, Lois Perrault, who passed on Febrary 19, 2014. I extend to George and his family my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.

El Corazón como Camino de la Prosperidad

En la espiritualidad, hay tres áreas que son importantes: la vida, la verdad y el camino (ver, por ejemplo, Juan 14:6 en la Biblia). En este artículo, abordo el tema del “camino”. Mi abordaje se hace bajo la perspectiva “De Regreso al Cuerpo”.