More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization

More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization By Prof. Dr. Marcia Pally in: Religion and Democracy: Challenges and Resources in a Public Theological Perspective Torsten Meireis and Rolf Schieder (Eds., 2017), pp. 71-87 Introduction Of human thriving, […]

Are Humans Wired for Violence? Evolutionary biology begs to differ

Are Humans Wired for Violence? Evolutionary biology begs to differ Marcia Pally | November 27, 2015 (RNS) Given the terrorist attacks of the last few weeks, one might be forgiven for feeling a bit bleak about the human species, its frequent use […]

Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good

Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good By Marcia Pally published by Counterpoint Navigating Knowledge, March 13, 2019   I’m writing this blog just on returning from a conference hosted by the Thomist Center in New […]

How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right

How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right By Marcia Pally Religion News Service, June 28, 2016 In this time of social and political polarization, we should remind ourselves of something that unites us: abortion. Abortion is divisive when the […]

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic By Marcia Pally ABC Religion and Ethics  3 May 2018 What makes populism work? Earlier this year, New York Times columnist David Brooks told NPR that, because “populism has deep roots in America,” he believed “Bannonism” would […]

Analyzing America’s vigilante love affair with guns

Analyzing America’s vigilante love affair with guns By Marcia Pally Religion News Service; December 16, 2015 (RNS) Although this week’s GOP debate focused on terrorism and national security, none of the candidates drew a connection to the availability of guns, as […]