Often sitting in the West we have a highly distorted view of what actually is happening on the ground in the Middle East. Amidst all of the unrest of the past two days, most media outlets have focused on the strength of the opposition and that the army is representative of the will of the […]
Posts involving the influence of religion either in health plans, coverage, or policy.
Can you imagine waking up with no identity, no sense of who you are? I’m not saying you wouldn’t have a memory of life, just no label such as mother, father, student, liberal, conservative, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim…atheist. I am… Every day we wake-up, we have an innate understanding of who we are through the day’s […]
Historical fate could have left us with other constitutional rights that are just as thorny as a “well armed militia.”
As I walked through the abandoned olive orchard, heavy with fall fruit, I thought of Jesus walking through the wheat field plucking the berries for a snack (Mt 12:1 NRSV). I plucked a ripe olive off the branch and took a bite. Instantly, I felt as if I bit into the devils fruit as a […]
The focus of PolyRel is to provide a forum for the everyday person to express their reactions to world events as shaped by their faith.
Unfortunately for the Republican Party, they have chosen to take positions on many issues that just seem contrarian to the everyday life that I lead.