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The Whispers From Children's Hearts Foundation

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Leaving a legacy is a vital archetype in our culture. When we think of the men and woman who have changed the course of history by living their highest purposes, it is their legacies that we are recalling.

In Defense of Gandhi

Henri Fouda | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Henri Fouda

Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence from British rule using non-violent civil disobedience. In addition, he has inspired civil rights movements in Africa, the African diaspora and across the world. He appeared until recently to be as close to a secular saint as anyone the 20th century has produced.

Four Ways You Can Create Peace in the World

Joan Victoria Kurkian | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Joan Victoria Kurkian

Like others, we are frequently overwhelmed by the endless amount of bad news in the world. We were struck by the thought that it's important for each of us to step up to do what we can to promote peace, in ourselves and in our lives.

India's Lost Opportunity For Reform: Narendra Modi Falters

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

India has extraordinary potential. Modi recently acknowledged that "there are huge global expectations for India." But for decades the Indian government has squandered its future.

Perils of Self-Illumination

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

In dark waters of the oceans, certain created beings generate their own illumination. This illumination is not borrowed from an external source but created from within the body of the being.

How Are You Going to Change the World?

Tamar Honig | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tamar Honig

The question came from across a table strewn with remnants of subpar college dining hall fare. It departed from its asker's mouth, marched with purpos...

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

On Educating for Peace, and Banning ALL Nukes

John Bredin | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

The only candidates in the 2016 race who might embrace these ideas are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Jill Stein with the Greens. To help incubate a new politics of peace, though, a think tank co-founded by intellectuals Michael Lerner and Cornel West called the "Network for Spiritual Progressives" (NSP) has some good ideas.

History's Great Thinkers Tell You How To Get Happy

CNN | Amy Roberts | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

(CNN) -- It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bri...

Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn't: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Even if it seems commercialized and narcissistic at times, the yoga culture one sees today has not only an individual health and beauty element but a far more promising social-spiritual one.

Why I Wear YOGASMOGA Clothing When I Teach Yoga

Ira Israel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Ira Israel

As yoga teachers we have to be the change we want to see in the world which means making ethical purchases and insuring that everyone gets paid fairly for their time, talent, and effort.

Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador

John Dear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
John Dear

Thirty-five years after his martyrdom, Romero greater than ever. He's a living icon, an inspiration to any thinking person to speak out for peace, disrupt the unjust status quo, and do what you can, like Jesus, to help end war, poverty and injustice, even unto your dying breath. That's the greatest thing we can do with our lives.

The Click

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Anthie Zoumboulias

When you are stuck with the wrong people in your life, you walk with a brewing and gloomy cloud over your head. Their problems become your problems; their negative outlook on everything brings unnecessary negativity in to your life,

Inspiring Yourself to Achieve Greater Things in Life

Alka Pratap | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Success isn't just a byproduct of one's desire. Success also requires capability. If you are really serious about achieving what you wish to, developing the right kinds of capabilities, whether of body, mind or both, is essential.

Speaking Out for Communal Tolerance and Secularism

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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.