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Gandhi

Speaking Out for Communal Tolerance and Secularism

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Among a slew of critical issues in India, secularism is what must be preserved above all. It is at the very core of India's multi faith based society.

Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.

Hinduphobia Would Shock Gandhi As Much As Intolerance

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

The more difficult question to think about is that President Obama did not say anything that decent people anywhere in the world or of any faith would disagree with. And yet, something about his comments has upset Hindus very much.

Race, Caste, Gandhi and King in the 21st Century: A Dialogue With Pandit Dasa

Chris Fici | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Chris Fici

Discrimination, whether raced-based, caste-based, gender-based, or religion-based is just plain discrimination and it springs from ignorance and has no spiritual value. It only serves to distance us from other human beings and from God. It breeds more hatred and disunity inside of the person discriminating.

Mugged in Front of Gandhi

Eddie Parsons | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

One evening in late August, it just so happened that I would get mugged on Massachusetts Avenue around 10pm in front of the Gandhi statue. The entire moment seemed ironic because it was not that late and not a particularly dark spot. The newish Gandhi monument was watching over me so what did I have to be afraid of?

The Interview Redux

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg should turn their talents to taking aim at the good guys like like Ai Weiwei or even Michael Moore, just to demonstrate to Kim Jong-un what democracy is all about.

Islamic Pluralists Must Show Their Face

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The radical actors of the Muslim world, in destroying the troublesome symbols of free thinking, are destroying their own cultural vitality and dynamism. In truth, their Islamist culture of death has resulted in a death of Islamic culture. The urgent task for Islamic pluralists is to lift the shadow of violence from the Islamic culture and recall Muslims to their traditions of an empathetic civilization that feels another's sorrow and does not need an enemy for its sustenance.

Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

Jim Luce | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris' twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately.

Brewery Apologizes For Naming A Beer After Gandhi

AP/The Huffington Post | By STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut brewery apologized to Indians offended that the company is using Mohandas Gandhi's name and likeness on one of ...

In the Face of Systemic Racism, South Asians Must Not Keep Silent

John Thatamanil | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
John Thatamanil

The Civil Rights Movement was itself the fruit of the shared spiritual yearnings of blacks and Indians. Therefore, South Asian immigrants are under historical, moral and spiritual obligations to refuse offers of white privilege and join in solidarity with African-Americans.

Gandhi's Challenge to India and America

Harris Wofford | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Harris Wofford

The Prime Minister of India's new campaign draws strength from Gandhi's own example of direct action.

Gifts of the Gita

Richard H. Davis | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Richard H. Davis

Astute diplomatic symbolism aside, the larger question is which Bhagavad Gita will prevail during the Modi Raj. The Prime Minister's personal background leads back to the Gita of RSS founder Hedgewar, who read the work as a conservative, exclusivist, Hindu work.

Snapshots of India: Sights, Smells and Sounds

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

To celebrate his 80th birthday in October, my sister and I traveled with my father to India. He had been back only once, with my husband and brother-in-law ten years ago, since graduating in 1952. This time around, my sister and I were not going to miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime father/daughter adventure.

Waiting for a Palestinian MLK

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Peace will only come to Israel when new leadership arises from the Palestinian people. When a Palestinian Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi rises up and is able to lead the Palestinian people in non-violent action, the Israeli peace movement will also rebound.

Faith in the Impossible

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For Kearney, faith is trusting that a higher power, however that power is defined, can make extraordinary things possible, though human choice. I don't know Kearney personally, but would invite him into my house any time.

Can America Be Saved? # 2 Not If We're Blind to the One Force That Can Turn This Battle Around

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Tragically -- and it is indeed one of the great tragedies of American history -- as soon as he became president, Obama left behind that powerful force of the spirit into which he'd tapped as a candidate. As the Republicans tried out their "make him fail" strategy in opposition, he did nothing to rally America to its better angels.

Humility in Leadership

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even monks and serious meditators will admit that developing humility is no easy task. However, if we hope to move in that direction, we can all some time reflect on our behavior and interactions and see how we can make some positive changes towards a more humble approach to life.

Gandhi: A Spiritual Life

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Sharma's work is insightful in emphasizing the different sources of Gandhi's spiritual inspiration, especially in bringing out the role of the mother as guru.

Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)

Richard Schiffman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

Hinduism has a beautiful myth about the origins of love. In the beginning, there was a superbeing called Purusha. This being was without desire, craving, fear, or indeed the impulse to do anything at all--since the universe was already perfect and complete.

Practical Dreaming in the Hopeful Light of Earthrise

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Good News
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time to try planting visions from the ground up and watering those that take root. Who knows? In restorying how we can live here, we might just prove that you can go home again. Especially if that home is your homeworld.

Dancing at the Perimeters of Faith

Cindy Brandt | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Before social justice became trendy among evangelicals, people of all denominations, faiths, and philosophies had already been steadily working in the trenches without fanfare, caring for the least of these with a quiet strength.

A Final Offering

Ilene Angel | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

To most, Robin Williams' suicide was a shock of epic proportion. I do not know why it wasn't that way for me. Instead, I felt an overwhelming sense of "Ah yes, Robin, I understand, though I wish it weren't so."

What Is The True Path To Middle Eastern Peace?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

With war raging on between Israel and Hamas and the death toll on the rise, prayers for peace in the Middle East are needed now more than ever. H...

Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?

Love in the Mist of Petrified Trees

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

I am one of the fortunate ones. I have never been to war or singed with its insanity. When I see my government voluntarily send our citizens into battle without truth, on rationales that obviously lie to our faces, I want to raise my scream to the biosphere.