Friday, June 29, 2012

Matters of debate...

...Martha Nussbaum and the new religious intolerance
She is full of praise for the Episcopal Church, for the gay bishop Gene Robinson, and its former presiding bishop, Frank Griswold, whom she knew as a teenager in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. "Our Episcopal Church has come a very long way as a force for social progress." But it was while working with the poor in India that she came to see the way in which the Christian teaching that all are made in the image and likeness of God can become a powerful political force for good.

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