Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Doesn’t Make Cents (The Life of a Widow in Chier, Romania)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 27, 2010

Ilyanna, a Ukrainian widow, and her three children in front of their home in Chier, Romania.

The Emmanuel-Maria Foundation, with a $1100 a month budget, helps dozens of widows like Illyanna keep her home, feed her family, and educate their children, when faced with eviction, or worse.

What did the United States buy with our several trillion dollar deficit?

What did we buy with our 12+ trillion dollar national debt?

What did we buy with our record level of consumer debt?

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime —
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight —
Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Bruce Cockburn in Stealing Fire (1984)

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