May 2013

Arlene Goldbard: Upstream

Posted by Arlene Goldbard

None of us can address every instance of such indifference, but we have the tools to call attention to those that come directly to our notice. People can change: whistle-blowers are former sleepwalkers with a deep desire to awaken others. To help awake…

Riverside, our crises have arrived. There is the seemingly external crisis of climate change, which many deny; and the crisis internal to the church, namely, to hear together one word why Riverside must exist for a whole world; one word, deeper than al…

David Harris-Gershon: The Case Against Empathy

Posted by David Harris-Gershon

However, if we are to survive as a society, if our planet is to survive, we are going to somehow have to become smart enough to rely on reason, and not empathy, to make our most important decisions. Yes, we will always be moral. And empathy will always…