Category: Featured Articles

An opportunity to explore another perspective concerning justice for Palestinians:

Faith in the Face of Empire is an essential read for anyone who desires new insight into scripture, seeks a re-orientation of geopolitical perspective, and maintains hope for justice for Palestinians. —Dr. Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe in Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of […]

Peter Storey: On Nelson Mandela

THE NELSON MANDELA I KNEW … AND LOVED I met Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela exactly fifty years ago in his jail cell on Robben Island. I was a newly ordained part-time Chaplain to the prison there. He, together with his fellow Rivonia Trialists, had been flown secretly to the Island after being sentenced to imprisonment with […]

Religious Leaders Can Positively Influence Their Communities

RCT Program Administrator Trelawney Grenfell-Muir recently wrote on an article for the website of the Journal for Inter-Religious Dialogue entitled, “Like the Teeth of the Comb: Leaders in Inter-Religious Tolerance in Lebanon and Syria.” Click here for the text of the article, which profiles seven religious leaders in the conflicts in Lebanon and Syria, and […]

Restorative Justice and the Economy of Grace

If you are not a regular reader of the Religion section at the Huffington Post, we encourage you to check it regularly. Click here for the latest from columnist Derek Flood, in which he challenges the idea that grace is about overlooking problems, rather than actually dealing with them.  Instead, Flood argues, grace is at […]

Conversation Peace: Ann Garrido and Sheila Heen

Conversation Peace Practicing what we preach in resolving conflicts Ann Garrido and Sheila Heen | JANUARY 4, 2010 From America, A National Catholic Weekly Magazine Imagine a typical parish. A member of the staff must be laid off because of budgetary constraints; the Girl Scouts and the athletic association have double-booked the gym; quinceañera plans […]

RCT Faculty Recent Publication

RCT’s Shelly Rambo has one of the most used articles in the International Journal of Practical Theology (IJPT).  Entitled, “Trauma and Faith: Reading the Narrative of the Hemorrhaging Woman,” it can be read here (Volume 13, Issue 2 of the journal). Abstract This essay offers a theological analysis of trauma, recognizing the difficult questions posed […]