Cover Story: Marc Bekoff, ‘ReWilding’ our hearts, and the Pope

Bekoff on ‘rewilding’ (and the pope’s thoughts on pets)

th Marc Bekoff Rewilding Our Hearts and a wolfWELCOME BACK scientist and writer Marc Bekoff, best known for his columns and books that share the latest news about research into animal consciousness, psychology and sociology with readers around the world.

WAKE UP!
A CLARION CALL FOR 2015

th Ernest Hemingwy at Finca Vigia home in CubaThis week, as 2015 is beginning, 3 ReadTheSpirit writers bring you 4 stories that proclaim: “Wake up!” These eye-opening stories are:

th US Capitol dome divided left and rightOUR VALUES:
AMERICA 2015

TO START the new year, sociologist Dr. Wayne Baker asks readers: “What are the striking stories from 2014 that foretell events in 2015? This week we’ll cover five of them, including politics, religion, economy and the family. What’s on your list?”

HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS

th Rosca de reyes Mexican King CakeSTART THE YEAR RIGHT! Bookmark our master calendar of holidays and festivals, and tell friends about www.InterfaithHolidays.com for an entire year of fascinating stories, packed with intriguing links and tips from columnist Stephanie Fenton.

ARE YOU AN INTERFAITH PEACEMAKER?

th Interfaith Peacemakers in the Middle EastYOU CAN HELP! Author and global peacemaker Daniel Buttry shares more than 100 inspiring profiles of men and women who have risked becoming “Interfaith Peacemakers.” Simply read these stories and share them with friends to encourage awareness that peace is possible.

FAITH, FOOD, FILMS
AND POPULAR CULTURE …

  • th Scene from Immigation GameVISUAL PARABLES—Faith-and-film writer Edward McNulty urges readers to go see the thought-provoking and suspenseful film The Imitation Game.
  • CATCHING UP ON THE BEST MOVIES? Ed McNulty guides you through the long list of terrific films that opened recently. If you’re a film fan, you’ll enjoy reading what he has to say about: Big Eyes (5 out of 5 stars), The Babadook (4 stars), Foxcatcher (4 stars), Wild (4 stars), Annie (4 stars) and Unbroken (4 stars).

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