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Dignity

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

From Mexico to the Middle East: The Oppressed Oppressors

Karen Berg | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Karen Berg

The poverty and human rights violations we see are in fact a result of years of our collective and repeated lack of respect for human dignity. We need to change our ways, before they kill us.

A Day Without Dignity: A Counter Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Does TOMS provide lasting assistance to the people who get the shoes? Or, have they found a way to make money off of good intentions and a poorly informed public?

Japan: The Psychology Behind Dignity

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tijana Milosevic

I wonder whether dignity and pride, as perceived by the Japanese, might underlie seemingly disparate reactions to life hurdles.

The Importance of Dignity: Commencement Address Thoughts for Anyone Who Wishes to Use Them

Martha L. Wellington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Martha L. Wellington

At about this time of year many impressive and accomplished people have agreed to deliver commencement addresses. If you are one of these folks, star...

The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

The weak are not as impotent as they once were. Using weapons of mass destruction and strategies of mass disruption, the disenfranchised can bring modern life to a stop. Humiliation is a time bomb.

The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.

Choosing Naivete About Egypt

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?

Finding Your Inner Royalty

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

To be true to others, you first need to be true to yourself. Denying your truth and not standing in it leads to a loss of power, lies, and self-disgust.

Dignitarian World Emerging: Arianna's Blog Predicts the Future

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pamela Gerloff

With the arrival of 2011, we would do well to recognize the future when we see it. For this reason, Arianna's recent blogs, South American Diary, Chil...

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Only About the Law?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In Snyder v. Phelps, what of the grieving families? Are they not entitled to the respect, privacy and dignity accorded individuals at a time of great anguish?

My Tea With Tutu

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

As a ten year old, I unknowingly had tea with Tutu, a moment that may have had subconsciously changed the course of my life. His announcement to retire today reminded me of that chance meeting.

The Dignity of Work: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Workhouse Into a Custom-Fit Workplace

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Fuller

A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.

Even Wild Dogs Protect Their Packs

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Schwartz

The most basic reason for guaranteeing universal health care is that we encourage a primitive, survival-based world when we fail to meet otherwise productive people's most basic needs.

To John Lewis: An Open Letter to an American Hero

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Democracy-loving, independent-minded, and compassionate citizens will continue in the spirit of those like you, who are the real ambassadors of truth and democracy and the American way.

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.

Michelle Obama, Healthy Eating, and Our Church's Homeless Kitchen

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

My Christian faith beckons me to look at my neighbors, to love them even as I love myself. That's what First Lady Michelle Obama left us--she took the time to see her neighbors.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

pewforum.org | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Blueprint for a Majority Third Party

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

So long as the middle of our political spectrum is depopulated, liberals and conservative are at loggerheads. The answer to the impotence of the old parties is a new party -- the Dignity Party.

What is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Rankism is an assertion of superiority. It typically takes the form of putting others down. It's what "Somebodies" do to "nobodies." It turns out that rankism is the source of most man-made suffering.

Everyone Should Be Aware Of Their Inalienable Human Rights

Shulamith Koenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shulamith Koenig

Allow me humbly to ask you to walk with me into this discourse about human rights as a way of life, slowly and thoughtfully.

A Faith Declaration for Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There is no one "right" religious position on how health care should look; but I believe there are some fundamental moral and even biblical principles on which to evaluate any final legislative agreement.

Nobel Encouragement

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Life on Earth will survive because of the visions of humans like Barack Obama. If you'd rather just complain, that's your right, but get out of the way while the rest of us get it done.