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Dignity

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.

Karameh Means Dignity for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Although the Arabic word Karmeh simply means dignity, it has become an expression that has many more usages and meanings.

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.

From Enmity to Comity: Restoring Civility and Pride to American Life

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Calls for civility have not worked, either with the public or the partisan commentators who model disdain and contempt for their followers. Why is hate resonating with the American public?

Why Do We Want to Be Famous?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

When strangers ply us with questions like "And you are?", "Who are you with?", or "Where did you go to school?" they are likely sizing up our power as belied by our affiliations.

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.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

End of life choice is the human liberty movement of the twenty-first century. This is the arena where dignity and liberty stride forward today. The struggle for end-of-life choices is a movement whose time has come.

How Nobodies Can Be Somebodies (FAQs re: The Dignity Movement against Rankism)

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

We won't be able to confront rankism until we overcome our fear of seeming uppity by using the word in public.

The Nobody Manifesto

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Who are the nobodies? They are Everyman, Everywoman, Everychild. In our heart, each of us aspires to become someone new, someone more.

Somebodies and Nobodies: Understanding Rankism

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Whether directed at an individual or a group, rankism aims to put targets in their place and keep them weak so they will do as they're told and submit to being taken advantage of.

Why Do We Hate Good-Byes?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Our distaste for good-byes is a reminder of our unfathomable mutual dependence. An individual self cannot come into being, let alone endure, absent the recognition of others.

Rankism: The Elephant in Professor Gates's House

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

We were quick to look at the Gates affair through the lens of race. To bring things fully into focus, we need a second lens -- that of rank.

President Obama's Politics of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

President Obama has yet to tell us how to repair our broken institutions. But he may be doing something equally important. He may be showing us the way.

David Brooks: Obama "May Revitalize The Concept Of Dignity"

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans still admire dignity. But the word has become unmoored from any larger set of rules or ethical system. But it's not right to end on a note...

In Memory of Dr. George Tiller - He Supported Women's Dignity

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Many were women with wanted pregnancies who learned that their baby had no brain, or kidneys growing on the outside of their bodies.

A Fairness Issue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" - St Augustine. I was surprised when Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) opened up his remarks before ...

Planes, Pains And Automobiles

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dwayne Raymond

These overpaid, egomaniacal "players" should heed Romney's counsel and start playing sensibly, like honorable men. And their first ante in this new game should be their own prompt resignation.

Getting to Work

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Throughout the campaign, this idea of getting down to work told us what kind of person we'd be getting as President.