Roundup: More Potter, Living is Giving, Borg, News Corp, the value of life, Sri Lanka’s killing fields

Roundup: More Potter, Living is Giving, Borg, News Corp, the value of life, Sri Lanka’s killing fields

Harry Potter and social justice

In truth we have no weapon but love and as we all know — in the end, love wins.

Living is Giving on Facebook

Living is Giving now has a Facebook page so participating congregations can share news, images and stewardship resources.

Marcus Borg on speaking Christian and reviving the Church

Reclaiming and rediscovering the power of sacred language.

Alchemical traces in Harry Potter

Rowling’s theme of transformation (from childhood to adulthood) embodied in the seven book series mimics an alchemist’s ultimate goal, to transform base metals into precious gold and silver and to transform themselves (from merely ‘crude matter’ to a more perfect reflection of the Creator and cosmos) and to purify themselves of the taint of human frailty.

Shamed media

News Corp, the sacred and the profane.

Nigel Biggar and Peter Singer

Putting a value on human and animal life.

Remember Sri Lanka

“Credible allegations, which if proven, indicate that a wide range of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law was committed by both the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.” More on Sri Lanka’s killing fields.

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