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Gail Straub

Blog Entries by Gail Straub

The Sacredness of Earth Day: Stewardship as Spiritual Practice

Posted April 21, 2010 | 22:11:05 (EST)

As we celebrate Earth Day, let us remember the essential connection between stewardship and spiritual practice. By now, most of us know what we need to do to lead more sustainable lives. We know that consciously creating a green lifestyle is the single most powerful way for ordinary citizens to...

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The Interior of Empowerment: Reason to Feel Proud as We Celebrate the Centennial of International Women's Day

Posted March 8, 2010 | 11:46:46 (EST)

Today we mark the centennial anniversary of International Women's Day, although we still have a long way to go, there is cause for celebration. The United Nations reports that women are still 70 percent of the world's poor, they are still 75 percent of the civilians killed in war (along...

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Both Halves of the Sky: How Women of the Global North and South Make Each Other Whole

Posted February 2, 2010 | 16:31:55 (EST)

When Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book Half The Sky came out last September, I bought the first copy at my bookstore The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, New York. After reading it, I decided that their seminal book is to the international women's movement what An Inconvenient Truth was to...

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