Winter 2007 Winter 2007 Bringing Back Character David Hulme It has become increasingly difficult to maintain individual standards of morality and character, and to teach our children why morality matters. Winter 2007 Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 8 Dictators’ Downfall David Hulme Hitler and Mussolini exuded messianic pretensions even before they came to power, and later willingly accepted the divinity their adoring publics granted them. Winter 2007 Down to Slavery Bill Butler The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of Britain and America outlawing human trafficking. Yet the slave trade is a flourishing reality. Winter 2007 On Abolishing Slavery (Again) Bill Butler Kevin Bales, author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, is considered the world’s leading expert on modern day slavery. Winter 2007 William Wilberforce: The Persevering Parliamentarian Michelle Steel Confronted with the evidence of the inhumanity of slavery, William Wilberforce’s hope was to abolish it throughout the British Empire. Winter 2007 A Painful Secret Rebecca Sweat Elder abuse is a growing problem everywhere, according to the World Health Organization and other agencies. Why is it so prevalent, and what can be done about it? What Constitutes Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is being recognized as a growing problem around the world. But not every offense is necessarily classified as abuse. Who’s at Risk? Elder abuse is a serious problem worldwide. But the problem isn’t inevitable: certain factors put some people at higher risk for inflicting it or becoming victims. Prescription for Elder Abuse Lack of respect for the elderly is a contributing factor to elder abuse. Winter 2007 The Apostles, Part 6 At the Center of the Greek World David Hulme The apostle Paul arrives in the ancient cities of Athens and Corinth. How he approaches his respective audiences is in itself enlightening. Winter 2007 Give Sorrow More Than Words Gina Stepp Winfried Fritz How can we use the discoveries of neuroscience to help those who are grieving avoid the pitfalls that often lead to depression? Disenfranchised Grief Some bereaved are more likely than others to be overlooked. Such people often do not receive the comfort they need in order to grieve properly. Winter 2007 Happiness: The Means or the End? David F. Lloyd Happiness is a fairly new area of research. What can we learn about this elusive quality and how to attain it? Are there keys to happiness?