Female chemistry professor at UA files class-action lawsuit, alleges discrimination

Dr. Katrina Miranda, a chemistry professor at the University of Arizona, claims she was denied pay and promotions because of gender discrimination.




Sections of Tonto National Forest close for bald eagle nesting

The affected areas of Tonto National Forest were closed over the past weekend and will not reopen until June 30.




Where We Got It Wrong

CT’s greatest essays of old still speak today. But on civil rights, we failed our readers.

In many traditions, the weeks leading up to Christmas are considered a season of self-examination and repentance. At Christianity Today, this period of reflection comes after the November online release of our complete archives, encompassing every issue of CT since the magazine first published on October 15, 1956.

This is a cause for gratefulness to God; so many articles and editorials ring true today. For example, we advocated creation care at the outset of the modern environmental movement, decades before climate change became a national conversation. Note the April 23, 1971, editorial: After arguing biblically that “to fail to respect life and all other environmental resources is to demean creation and to violate biblical principles of stewardship,” the editorial concludes with a bracing word:

The task is staggering. We are talking here of terracide, the stupid, senseless murder of the earth, man’s killing himself by killing the environment on which he depends for physical life. Were Christians of today to take on the challenge of persuading men to change, they would be performing the greatest work in the Church’s history.

Among my other favorites: a few articles on Karl Barth’s theology, many by Geoffrey Bromiley, translator of Church Dogmatics; an interview with French theologian Jacques Ellul; and a 1958 symposium, “Theologians and the Moon,” in which Barth, C. S. Lewis, Paul Tillich, F. F. Bruce, and Carl Henry, among others, weigh in on how “recent developments in astronautics” affect Christian faith.

There are also moments that make an editor in chief wince. Nine (mostly anti-communist) articles by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who we later learned seriously abused …

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What We Long for the Church to Know about Sexual Violence

Abuse can skew more than just a survivor’s relationship with the church.

Papers, crayons, vanilla wafers, and juice. Toys, toys, and more toys. Brightly-colored flannel-graph Adam and Eve figures hiding behind bushes. Banners hanging on the walls which read: “Scars of love: He bore your pain” and “Jesus loves the little children.” Musical crescendos, quiet prayers, stirring sermons, bread and wine, kneeling, reciting Scripture, raising hands.

These religious images and experiences convey comforting considerations for some, but for others they are haunting reminders of being sexually violated by individuals who represent God (Schultz & Estabrook, 2012).

As mental health clinicians, we have collectively listened to thousands of stories of sexual violence in the lives of women, men, adolescents, and children we have counseled. These violations include a wide array of nonconsensual sexual acts such as rape, child sexual abuse, incest, intimate partner sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual innuendos, unwanted sexual contact, and trafficking.

Moreover, many of these egregious forms of trauma have been carried out by every imaginable kind of trusted individual from inside and outside the church.

Journeying with individuals as they share these stories is a sacred privilege. Over the years, we have gleaned much wisdom from brave individuals who have dared to share their anguish with us.

First and foremost, we have witnessed that no two survivors of sexual violence are impacted in the same way, or to the same extent. Nor can individuals be reduced to the violations and evils that have been done to them.

Survivors of sexual violence have taught us that they have encountered wounds and express strength. They have suffered from posttraumatic stress and recount experiences of posttraumatic …

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Metro Phoenix is getting less affordable for homebuyers

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'A family occasion:' Carefree celebrates Hanukkah with downtown menorah lighting

A small group of Jewish Valley residents came together in Carefree, Ariz. Sunday night to celebrate the start of Hanukkah.




Judge grants Maricopa County Attorney's request to seal documents on prosecutor's conduct

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office did not respond to a public records request for human resources reports related to prosecutor Juan Martinez but sent material to the State Bar and had it sealed.




Season for Sharing: New mentoring programs make a big impact on young people

Two newer programs on the nonprofit scene are helping Arizona youths prepare for adulthood.




OSIRIS-REx: What to know as UA spacecraft arrives at asteroid Monday

NASA spacecraft operated by the University of Arizona scheduled to arrive at Bennu asteroid on Monday, Dec. 3, after two-year journey.




Partnership unveils program to identify, head off youth sports injuries

The test was developed in a partnership between Mayo, U.S. Youth Soccer, InjureFree and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.