"One cannot make fun of faith," Pope Francis said on the day another cartoonist victim of the Charlie Hebdo attacks was buried. "Oh yes, you can," replied Polly Toynbee in The Guardian.
An uninterrupted evening with one of history's most moving oratorios lets the heart glimpse the restorative power of truth, forgiveness and unconditional mutual solace.
I’ve chosen two interviews from Terkel's oral history of death which stayed with me these last 13 years. The first focuses on an impulse that may be among the hardest to understand and yet most moving to encounter, forgiveness; and the second centers on a subject that, unfortunately, is still all too timely: the trauma deaths of young Americans from gunshot wounds.