New today from the Century:
- The editors on stand-your-ground laws: "Stand-your-ground laws reflect our culture's belief that violence is not a last resort--it’s a way to proactively promote security."
- Stephanie Paulsell on the monkish ways of her father and his students:"As a graduate student, my father visited the Abbey of Gethsemani. His experiences there entered him in some permanent way."
- Monastic community on a trial basis: "In the midst of declining numbers, Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin, dares to pursue a vision for growing an ecumenical Benedictine monastery."
- Steve Thorngate: "Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is about domestic violence victims, not debates over which senator is being sneakiest."
- Moses Biney reviews Mark Gornik's book on African immigrant churches in New York (subscription required)
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