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Cycle of Violence

Daughter Tearfully Confronts Mother For Pulling A Gun On Her

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.30.2015 | OWN

In Conyers, Georgia, a family is in a desperate -- and dangerous -- situation. Twenty-one-year-old Bria lives in fear of her mother's threats and phys...

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

MOM Upside Down Is WOW

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Claire N. Barnes, MA

During the thirteen years I ran Kids' Turn, preceded by my years as a public school administrator, it became apparent to me parent education programs were the key to changing patterns in families. Stated simply, people are not born knowing how to be parents.

24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week Confrontation with Execution in Texas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

During Holy Week, I knew I needed to carry my cross down and share the love of God. I cannot let hate and violence continue without question. For the follower of Jesus, the biggest questions are always in the form of a cross.

Ida and the Cycles of Violence and Forgiveness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Hoh

The choice of mercy, of forgiveness, is anathema to my sense of manhood and my obligation for revenge and justice; but what would come of such forgiveness, besides a rejection of cultural and institutionalized violence and loss of personal pride, if I had the courage to enact it?

With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

Matthew Hoh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The greater we supported the corrupt government in Kabul and the more American troops we sent, the more the Taliban prospered. A similar dynamic is at play in Iraq. Consequently, without a change in American policy the cycle of violence in Iraq will continue its ghastly spiral.

An Eye For An Eye

T. Sher Singh | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

There is no dearth of those in India who will roll their eyes heavenwards on a moment's notice and quote you Mohandas Gandhi's words: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind," and wallow in the borrowed glow.

The Psychology of Revenge: Why We Should Stop Celebrating Osama Bin Laden's Death

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Gerloff

While some consider bin Laden to have been the personification of evil, he was nonetheless a human being. A more appropriate response to his killing would be to mourn the many tragedies that led up to his violent death.