Roundup: Tutu wins Templeman, Christianity and politics, Grayling and God, Sabbath, common good

Roundup: Tutu wins Templeman, Christianity and politics, Grayling and God, Sabbath, common good

Serving the common good

“The common good is the whole network of social conditions which enable humans and groups to flourish. All are responsible for all.”

Keeping the Sabbath

Realistic ways that people can observe the Sabbath despite all of the distractions and interruptions families face on a day that’s supposed to be “holy time.”

The bad argument

With one bound we find ourselves in a world of caricature and stereotype, where the beliefs of others are ridiculed and lampooned. Where has humanist tolerance and empathy gone?

What role for Christianity in 21st century politics?

What the return of God to public life does offer, from a Christian point of view, is the opportunity to articulate a vision of the human being, the human good, and the common good that might, if it proves persuasive to those beyond the Christian borders, serve as a lodestar for our political navigation.

Desmond Tutu wins Templeton prize for advancing ‘spiritual progress’

Desmond Tutu, a clarion voice from the pulpit during South Africans’ struggle against racial apartheid, has won the £1.1m Templeton prize for advancing the “spiritual liberation” of people around the world.

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