Choosing Not to Profit from Coal, Oil and Gas
Is it morally wrong for a religious group to hold stock in a company it believes is harming people? Rev. Fletcher Harper says yes. He’s one of a growing number of religious leaders who are selling investments in fossil fuel companies – everything from Exxon-Mobil to BP. After dialogue failed, he says it’s time to send a message with cold, hard cash – by taking investments elsewhere.
Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith
The Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital
The legend goes something like this: in 1946, a Bedouin boy went searching for a lost goat and stumbled into a cave, where he found ancient, tattered pieces of parchment. It turns out it was part of a treasure trove of manuscripts containing the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish documents, all written some 2,000 years ago.
For the last several decades, the Dead Sea Scrolls have lived very sheltered lives, but now anyone with an Internet connection can view them in stunning, hi-resolution detail. From January 2013.
Risa Levitt Kohn, professor at San Diego State University
Jodi Magness, professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Check out the Dead Sea Scrolls online for yourself! Zoom in close enough to see the texture of the parchment or even the brush strokes of a single letter.
Elie Wiesel: Questioning God and Mortality at 84
Death was a constant theme in Elie Wiesel’s 1955 Holocaust memoir, Night. Now at nearly 85, Wiesel is confronting mortality once again. In his new book, Open Heart, he reflects on the emergency surgery that saved his life. He spoke to Nadine Epstein, editor and publisher of Moment Magazine.
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