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A summer reading list to challenge your perspectives

BOOKS (Troy Media) These authors examine death and dying, love and romance, the immigrant experience and cultural chasms, and the heavy burdens family members must often carry

When in Rome … the value of gestures of respect

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) Not only does following St. Ambrose’s advice eliminate cause for offence, it opens eyes to the diversity of belief and practice that informs the lives of others

Brief encounters can change your perspective of others

MCEWAN (Troy Media) Brief encounters, like taxi trips, help us make connections with those whose circumstances and experiences differ from ours, but with whom we share our humanity

Dignity is at the heart of a person’s ability to thrive

MCEWAN (Troy Media) Participants at a poverty reduction summit discover the need for economic security, material and emotional well-being – and to belong and be cherished

Caring for the body, mind and soul in the great outdoors

MCEWAN (Troy Media) Time spent in the natural world nourishes our soul, makes us more receptive to goodness and beauty, helps us perceive truth, and opens us to the presence of God

Hippity hoppity: following the trail of the Easter bunny’s origins

MCEWAN (Troy Media) What do bunnies and eggs have to do with the religious celebration of Easter, the most important feast day of the Christian calendar?

Married priests would broaden perspective of Catholic Church

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) While there are significant challenges, married priests would be a boon to a church suffering from a lack of manpower

Women are mining and refining a changing world

MCEWAN (Troy Media) Across the globe, individuals, institutions and organizations are seeking ways to empower women. The changes wrought in the lives of women benefit everyone

Franklin Graham an odd choice for Festival of Hope

MCEWAN (Troy Media) Graham’s negative comments on Islam, immigration and homosexuality have ruffled more than a few feathers

Valentine’s Day is about making everyone feel special

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) In an otherwise ho-hum, often dreary month, Valentine’s Day rituals brighten the landscape of the heart

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