Keeping Duke Ellington Alive in Matter and in Spirit

Vaughn A. Booker African American religious practices of celebrating Duke Ellington, for example, chart the new lives—or afterlives—that these deceased musicians gain from those left to interpret their legacies anew.

Disturbing Deaths and National Disunity

Gary Laderman The national body politic is dead, another corpse that, perhaps in this case, doesn’t deserve a public ceremony but instead is rotting publicly before our very eyes.

Islam and Caring Communities

Shenila Khoja-Moolji Muslim ethics, however, guide us to build caring communities. A caring community does not leave the labor of care to the few; instead, it shares this labor.

You Can’t Theologize a Virus

Anthony B. Pinn However, theodicy never satisfies in the long term, and its failure is even more graphic as the coronavirus devours life. In fact, theodicy is a dangerous consideration as it disrupts reason and threatens to challenge faith. 

Mass Death Moments

Gary Laderman Sadly, human history is full of examples of “mass death,” often tied to war and disease, that are usually pivotal periods for living communities.