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Forms of Life and Life's Enhancement

January 19, 2017 • By William Schweiker and Günter Thomas

Enhancing Life Project Forms of Life and Life's Enhancement

An excerpt from The Enhancing Life Project’s report for the Religion and Culture Web Forum that outlines a taxonomy of life. Read more

The Arts Enhance Life In Excelsis: Remind Me About That…

January 17, 2017 • By Ronne Hartfield

Enhancing Life Project The Arts Enhance Life In Excelsis: Remind Me About That…

Author and essayist Ronne Hartfield, former Executive Director at the Art Institute of Chicago, offers her reflections on the role of the arts in enhancing life. Read more

Patience, Impatience, and Political Life Today

January 12, 2017 • By Paul Dafydd Jones

Enhancing Life Project Patience, Impatience, and Political Life Today

Drawing on the work of theological Karl Barth, Paul Dafydd Jones assesses what, to him, represents the ideal balance of patience and impatience with respect to our current political climate. Read more

The Virtues of Patience and Impatience: A Q&A with Paul Dafydd Jones

January 10, 2017 • By Paul Dafydd Jones

Enhancing Life Project The Virtues of Patience and Impatience: A Q&A with Paul Dafydd Jones

“Patience is a virtue,” as the aphorism goes, but what does the concept of patience concretely have to do with Enhancing Life? Read more

A Letter to Shanidar 3

December 22, 2016 • By Jason Danely

Enhancing Life Project A Letter to Shanidar 3

Some questions for Shanidar 3, a Neanderthal whose remains were discovered in Shanidar Cave, Iraq, in 1957. Read more

Care and Culture: A Q&A with Jason Danely

December 20, 2016 • By Jason Danely

Enhancing Life Project Care and Culture: A Q&A with Jason Danely

What Japan and the UK can learn from one another’s attitudes toward elder care, and what students can learn from thinking in terms of care and compassion, rather than solely in terms of power struggles. Read more

Will, Value, and Power: A Q&A with William Schweiker

December 16, 2016 • By William Schweiker

Enhancing Life Project Will, Value, and Power: A Q&A with William Schweiker

Approaching ethical questions from a multidimensional framework. Read more

Spiritual Laws and the Spirit of Laws

December 15, 2016 • By William Schweiker

Enhancing Life Project Spiritual Laws and the Spirit of Laws

How religions through their often paradoxical and ironic teachings can enhance worldly life. Read more

Religion in the Public Sphere: A Q&A with William Schweiker

December 13, 2016 • By Dr. William Schweiker

Enhancing Life Project Religion in the Public Sphere: A Q&A with William Schweiker

How a deep understanding of the role of religion would help public policymakers as they strive to enhance life for us all. Read more

Memory & Glorious Life: A Q&A With Dr. Kristine A. Culp

December 08, 2016 • By Kristine A. Culp

Enhancing Life Project Memory & Glorious Life: A Q&A With Dr. Kristine A. Culp

Is life glorious, and how can “glory” help us to think about human life and its transformation? Read more