The Morning Call, Sunday, October 8, 2006
Opinion piece by Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales, and professor of theology, shows the power of words, as he compares and contrasts the reactions of two different religious groups: on a global level, the outrage in the Islamic world to the academic words spoken in Germany by Pope Benedict; on a local level, the merciful words uttered by Amish mourners, after the schoolhouse tragedy. Father states that in higher education, words have power because they express ideas, and ideas have consequences because they shape lives. Students form personal convictions, "which in turn will govern the decisions and actions that constitute who they are." He says understanding requires thought. Thinking considers ideas. Ideas are based on reason and expressed in words. "We cannot make progress, personally or socially or globally, if we remain silent."
Press Release: Power of words, not silence, fosters progress in world | Posted on: 10/8/2006
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