SBNR Daily 11-17-10: Morning Elegance


U.S. Bishops Buck Tradition, LA Votes In Favor Of Science, Does The Universe Have A Purpose?…

SBNR Daily 11-17-10: Morning Elegance


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

From: The Power of Positive Thinking
By Norman Vincent Peale


1. Tony Blair: 7 Ways To Advance Religious Harmony In China And Around The World
“As globalization pushes the world closer together, the issue in respect of religious faith is very simple and clear: does it become a civilizing force that shapes globalization to advance human good; or does it become a countervailing force, dividing and alienating societies from each other?”

2. Rabbi David Wolpe: Does The Universe Have A Purpose?
“In Puebla Mexico, the third annual International Festival of Great Minds took place this past weekend. I was assigned a daunting and fascinating task…to argue about whether the universe has a purpose.”

3. Lauri Lebo: Louisiana Panel Votes In Favor Of Science Textbooks
“Last week, parents in Louisiana raised objections over the fact that science books proposed for adoption in that state would teach kids about (the horror!) evolution.”


1. Arizona Central/AP: Israel Welcomes Last Ethiopians Of Jewish Descent
“After years of languishing in makeshift shelters in the Horn of Africa, the final remnants of an Ethiopian community claiming Jewish descent received permission Sunday to move to Israel.”

2. Reuters: Saudi Arabia Spot On UN Women Agency Triggers Outcry
“This week UN Women, the new super agency, held elections to choose countries to sit on the board and the results have triggered a storm of criticism even before the new agency formally comes into being next January.”

3. The Washington Post:
U.S. Catholic Bishops Buck Tradition, Choose N.Y. Archbishop As President
“America’s Catholic bishops pulled a shocker Tuesday in picking their new president, disregarding tradition and precedent by rejecting the current vice president and instead choosing a man seen as more outspoken and conservative.”


“Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn.”
~Robert Brault

“Her Morning Elegance” from the album The Opposite Side of the Sea written and produced by Oren Lavie:


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