Recently, I sat down with author and photographer Chris Arnade to discuss his book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. We talked about inequality, class, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health emergency has revealed fissures and stress points throughout our society. One key disparity between social classes is an absence…

Read More

When I was in high school, I was part of a retreat program called Antioch. It brought together teenagers from my church and a church in a neighboring town for bi-annual weekend retreats and weekly follow-up meetings. But it was more than just a retreat program—it was its own world. Antioch gave a rare gift…

Read More

At Fordham’s Center on Religion and Culture, of course, we have had to cancel our slate of in-person gatherings scheduled for the Spring, so, like many other organizations, we are trying to provide more online content. This blog is one example and something we’ve been meaning to launch for a while. No time like the…

Read More

Disclaimer: spoilers ahead!!  What does it mean to be a good person? What does one need to do to be considered good? There isn’t a simple definition or a single answer and that’s exactly what NBC’s The Good Place tried  to tell us over the show’s four seasons, which concluded in January. 

Read More