Recovering Relationality: From ‘Selfish Gene’ to ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’

Recovering Relationality: From the ‘Selfish Gene’ to a ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’ By Marcia Pally Religion and Ethics, 5 Apr 2016 In the summative speech of the film Margin Call, Jeremy Irons, playing the fictional head of a collapsing Lehman Brothers-type investment house, unconcernedly quips that these sorts of booms and busts have been with us since the […]

Theologies of Relationality: A Response to Economic and Political Binary Choices

Theologies of Relationality: A Response to Economic and Political Binary Choices by Marcia Pally   Presented at The Seventh Annual Telos Conference, New York, February 15–17, 2013; published on TELOSscope, March 1, 2013. I’d like to begin with the idea that religion is not only useful for social service provision and various charities but that it has ideas that […]

NOTE TO GOP VOTERS: “POLITICAL FREEDOM” COMES WITH SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

NOTE TO GOP VOTERS: “POLITICAL FREEDOM” COMES WITH SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BY MARCIA PALLY ` Religion Dispatches, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 The Republican contest in this presidential election, as in many before, is between degrees of small-government-ism. To be sure, the party wasn’t always the party of “government is the problem.” Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, and Eisenhower oversaw […]