News & Community Issues

Dialogue about complex and controversial issues can be a frustrating undertaking. Complicated issues like natural gas drilling or medical research bring out passionate responses from all sides of the...
The record flooding this month affected tens of thousands of residents in the Southern Tier, with damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Two special Community Conversation programs...
The record flooding this month affected tens of thousands of residents in the Southern Tier, with damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Two special Community Conversation programs...
The record flooding this month affected tens of thousands of residents in the Southern Tier, with damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Two special Community Conversation programs...
The record flooding this month affected tens of thousands of residents in the Southern Tier, with damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Two special Community Conversation programs...
The record flooding this month affected tens of thousands of residents in the Southern Tier, with damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Two special Community Conversation programs...
Planning for the end of a person's life is one of the most difficult experiences we will ever go through. As people approach the end of their lives, they are faced with a number of decisions...
There's an old Yiddish saying, "S'iz shver tsu zayn a Yid" -- "it's tough to be a Jew." Surely any religious discipline is going to make some uncomfortable demands on...
On June 24th, New York became the sixth state in the country to legalize gay marriage. While many view the Marriage Equality Act as a significant victory, many others are quick to point out that the...
Change is not necessarily for the better.  Just as it is wrong to equate evolution with "slow", it is also wrong to equate it with "progress".  Evolution doesn't...