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Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Back In South African Hospital

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a South African hospital, for the third time in recent months. Tutu was hospitalized Monday...

CDC or CPC (Center for People Control)?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it easier to control a disease than a person? There are some diseases which don't respond to anything and simply progress along their deadly course. But most diseases respond to medicines.

Obama: The Courage to Say 'We Were Wrong'

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

In 40 years of dealing with presidents, prime ministers and other leaders, I could count on one hand the times I have heard a president or a prime minister or other high official speak candidly about the mistakes their country has made. It may be that I can count them on two fingers.

The Look of Silence: Finding our Humanity in the Face of Genocide

Desmond Tutu | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Desmond Tutu

When we use atrocity to inspire us to act, to ask the right questions, to reach across the globe and try to stop someone from being killed or suffering, our world will become a more livable one. Only then will we be able to hope to turn back the tide on genocide.

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

Holding A Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Daniel Kravetz

It seems obvious that unforgiveness is bad for mental health -- it's highly unpleasant to harbor anger or hurt for prolonged periods of time. But aren't some truly horrible things simply unforgiveable?

Dalai Lama, Archbishop Tutu Join Forces For Book On Joy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion

The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are joining forces to bring more joy to the world by co-authoring a book on the emotion. On Saturday, th...

Why It Matters How We Talk About Forgiveness

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Marina Cantacuzino

The Forgiveness Project's open and exploratory position on forgiveness can be challenging to some people, and secondly that the world of love, compassion and forgiveness can sometimes be a surprisingly inflexible place.

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Marisol dug beneath the surface to engage with ideas that were political. Ignoring the vagaries of the art scene, Marisol explored her own vision and imagery undeterred by the knowledge that her direction was not always in tune with the prevailing sensibilities.

Archbishop Tutu Treated For Prostate Cancer

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled travel plans for the rest of the year so he can undergo new treatment...

Pioneering the Possible

Scilla Elworthy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Scilla Elworthy

True pioneers are fuelled by their vision of how a new world could be, and dare to take on what has never been done before. Now, when so few people have any vision at all of the future, the pioneering spirit embodies the kind of leadership so deeply needed on the planet.

The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing From the Conversation?

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Desmond Tutu

Bringing a country or a region out of conflict has taken leaders coming from the ground up, not leaders installed by a super power to serve its economic interests. There is one word today that such leaders seem to understand, repeat, and live by that seems to separate their successes from failures elsewhere. The word is inclusion.

Desmond Tutu Hip Hop Peace-Making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

A savvy elderly global citizen surprised me when she said, "This is not the time to talk about peace; even old peace activists like me are rooting for the defeat of ISIS." I strongly disagree with her. This is exactly the time to be talking about peace.

Climate Justice: World Council of Church's Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

This is not only an environmental issue, but also an economic and social issue. Communities, churches and individuals need to become and involved in working towards climate justice. The time to act is now. Tomorrow is already too late.

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era." "The destructio...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Economic Equity and Gender Equality for South Africa: A New Agenda for a New Generation

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Jim Wallis

Economic inequality in South Africa is now greater than it was even during the days of apartheid, and gender violence is rampant. So these are the new agendas of a new generation: economic liberation and gender equality, with a commitment to lead on both in the churches.

Breakfast With the Archbishop -- A Q&A With Desmond Tutu

Rio Helmi | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Rio Helmi

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was recently in Bali on a stopover. I had breakfast with him shortly after Jokowi's status as Indonesia's president elect was upheld by the constitutional court.

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

How White People Should Write About Ferguson

Julie Mannell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Julie Mannell

Perhaps instead we should consciously endeavor to support the discourse about the experiences of people of color in 2014 written by actual people of color.

Being at One With Desmond Tutu

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Support for Death With Dignity from across the ocean is encouraging. And when it comes from Desmond Tutu it carries a particularly gratifying weight.

Archbishop Desmond and Mpho Tutu Speak Out on Gaza

Geoff Livingston | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Geoff Livingston

When my community suggested I ask Archbishop Tutu and Mpho about how to resolve the Gaza crisis, I agreed. The resulting conversation is fantastic.

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

Sharon McElroy | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon McElroy

Indeed, it can be hard to "swim against the stream" of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that's present even where it seems far from obvious.

The Moral Imperative in End-of-Life Choice Looks Different Now

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News
Barbara Coombs Lee

For those of us grounded in end-of-life care and choice, the earth shook this week. Did you feel it? The shaking hasn't stopped, but the religious foundation from which aid-in-dying opponents build their strength cracked.

Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.