Monthly Archives: December 2015

Stanford Memorial for René Girard – January 19th

        A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in Stanford Memorial Church for the renowned French theorist René Girard, who died in November at age 91.

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A Girard Christmas Card

It has been our joy in years past to share a short excerpt from the Hoover Institution’s ‘Uncommon Knowledge’ interview with René Girard and Peter Robinson. It is especially poignant this year. Requiescat in pace René Noël Théophile Girard, Joyeux … Continue reading

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Holy Christmas

This image courtesy of our friend Vonn Hartung –

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Christmas gifts

Christmas is the traditional gift giving season. For many the gifts given and received at Christmas are heartfelt expressions of the depth of loving relationships. There are other occasions where we commonly give gifts as well such as birthdays, weddings, … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal…

Muslims who are working to make the characterization of Islam as a religion of peace into a reality deserve our admiration and support, all the more so inasmuch as the worldwide challenge they face is so seemingly insurmountable. To date … Continue reading

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John Paul II New Evangelization Award for 2015

Recipients of the annual Saint John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization are those who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to proclaiming Christ to all peoples. This year, the Catholic Information Center is proud to honor Kevin J. “Seamus” … Continue reading

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San Bernardino mass shooting…God have mercy

“To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, ‘When somebody says it’s not about Islam, it’s about Islam.’ Syed Farook did not go to Saudi Arabia to study Zen Buddhism.” — Roger Simon

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Colloquium on Violence and Religion – circa 1990

This is the photograph taken at our founding meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion at Stanford University in 1990. I have very fond memories.

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Opposition

“The naysayers can end up challenging the ones who say Yes and cause them to grow in number. They sense more deeply the vitality of God and search for ways to convey it to others.” – Adrienne von Speyr

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