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.
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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.
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?
I wonder whether dignity and pride, as perceived by the Japanese, might underlie seemingly disparate reactions to life hurdles.
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 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.
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.
If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?
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.
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...
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...
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?
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.
A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.
Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...
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.
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.
Allow me humbly to ask you to walk with me into this discourse about human rights as a way of life, slowly and thoughtfully.
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.
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.
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