Faith Says

Violent Removal of Legally Seated Passenger

Most Americans have now heard about the incident two weeks ago where a legally boarded passenger was physically dragged off a United Airlines flight to make room for a crew member being shuttled to another flight. That incident has resulted in widespread anger and disapproval both nationwide and around the world, and has left United dealing with a PR nightmare and probably a lawsuit on behalf of the passenger.

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Gaza Strip Killing Raises Middle East Tensions

The recent killing of a senior operative in the militant Islamist movement called Hamas has raised the possibility of a clash between Israelis and residents of the Gaza Strip. Ancient animosities are rising to the surface again, making it more difficult for the people of this part of the Middle East to work toward peace. So the challenge of reaching across divisions and working for reconciliation, as nations and individuals, will be the topic of our next class.

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Healthcare Debate

This week, the House of Representatives voted on a bill aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), which had been championed by Democrats and passed into law with no Republican support.

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