Christianity

A 1,000 Year Old Promise of Peace

On a recent Sunday morning, Adeeb Jawad Joudeh Al Husseini was sitting on a bench just inside the sole public entrance to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The doorway to the sprawling church, founded in the 4th Century, is where the 53-year-old Muslim has spent much of his life. His father, grandfather and dozens of generations of forefathers before them also dedicated most of their lives to sitting on this bench, guarding the church believed to contain the tomb of Jesus, Al Husseini said, pulling a 20cm-long iron key out of his leather jacket’s inner pocket.

Three Key Lessons From the Pope's Surprise TED Talk

For all the talk about Pope Francis' techno-savvy -- and 10 million Twitter followers ain't bad for a 80-year-old churchman -- he doesn't seem sold on Silicon Valley's endless promises. As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudato Si, all those tweets and selfies can add up to a big pile of "mental pollution" that distracts us from what is really important.

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