What We Read This Week

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


The Most Punctual Man in India

Mahatma Gandhi’s Ingersoll pocket watch was among the few material possessions he left behind. It signaled him to go to bed, shortly after midnight, and it was there when he arose at 4 a.m. On the day he was assassinated at the age of 78, the watch stopped at the exact moment when he died…Read Full Article

From Spirituality & Practice


Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence

The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence…Read Full Article

From National Catholic Reporter


The planet is a big, wobbly top- and melting ice is changing how it spins

Polar motion refers to the periodic wobble and drift of the poles. It’s been observed for more than 130 years, but the process has been going on for eons driven by mass shifts inside the earth as well as ones on the surface. For decades, the north pole had been slowly drifting toward Canada, but there was a shift in the drift about 15 years ago. Now it’s headed almost directly down the Greenwich Meridian (sorry Canada, no pole for you, eh)…Read Full Article

From Grist


Beverly Cleary is Turning 100, But She Has Always Thought Like A Kid

Beverly Cleary has sold 85 million copies of 41 books and — if those numbers weren’t impressive enough — she turns 100 on Tuesday…Read Full Article

From npr


Panhandler protocol

Should you fish out a toonie or walk on by? The answer isn’t always obvious…Read Full Article


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