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How A Zimbabwean Pastor's Peaceful Resistance Shook Mugabe’s Regime

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.27.2016 | World

UPDATE: July, 27 ― Evan Mawarire said on July 26 he will not return to Zimbabwe from South Africa out of fears for his and his family’s safety. Am...

The Lesbian Chronicles 31: My Dinner With Anita

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

The setting: beautiful Stowe, Vermont; where rivers and maple syrup flow. Stowe is home to the famous Von Trapp singers and home of Anita, my mother.

My Turkish Airport

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Marc Gopin

I know it like the back of my hand, my Turkish airport, the Istanbul airport. When I pass through a place often enough, when I do so bleary eyed and happy to be there, it becomes my place in the world, as in a dream. I sleep on its floors, in crevices that I find, in between flights to Gaziantep to visit my beleaguered Syrian friends who have I have worked with and loved for so many years.

Life in Mumbai India

Kimberly Cantor | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Cantor

We woke up around 7am and had breakfast on the 20th floor of the Taj. The restaurant overlooked the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. We got up ...

Why Is THIS Political Race So Angry?

Terri Britt | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Britt

If every person took responsibility and raised our vibrations to inner acceptance, our families, communities and the government would mirror this back to us. Change begins when we heal ourselves first.

Dear Faith Leaders: Teaching Nonviolence Must Be Your Main Role

Brandon Kneefel | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Brandon Kneefel

Your legacy has to be reconciliation, in which you see unity as the highest spiritual principle for humankind; that you see no other way out of the mess we've made of society and this planet other than to align with a transcendent principle that calls us to come together as a collective species.

Is it Good to Be Bad?

Francis Levy | Posted 04.15.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble" sang the witches of Macbeth, but what is the mantra of the anti-Christ? Imagine knigh...

A Revealing Q & A with Suzanne Whang of the New Comedy Film, A Weekend With The Family

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A Weekend With The Family plays like an African-American version of Meet The Parents with just as many, if not more, laughs. In the film, Whang plays Sue Clancy, a traditional Korean-born woman married to a black man named John (Dorien Wilson).

How My Grandfather From A Village In India Gave a New Meaning to Gratitude, Just Like Oprah

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When I looked down the road where my grandfather's walking stick touched- it was a brown road - no tar, just solid mud and the sift of sand that touch...

Becoming a Source for Well-Being

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Over the weekend, I went to a book signing party for Laura Berman, Ph.D. and her new book Quantum Love. Laura is a renowned educator and therapist in ...

Tilting at Windmills

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

At the risk of seeming mad, at the risk of failing, we must never stop seeking, "in a world suddenly too small for existing cosmologies, a reality large enough to contain what we have seen"...

Civil Disobedience Is The Palestinians' Best Option

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After seven decades of largely violent conflict, the Palestinian people must now come to the conclusion, if they have not already, that violence against the Israelis is counterproductive and only plays into the hands of the extreme right and weakens moderate Israelis.

Simple Acts of Kindness: Service Has No Season

Jess Ly | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Jess Ly

The truth is that being in service is a gift always available to each of us. When we look for accounts of it, we get to witness it wherever we go, because we are the source of it. It goes where we go because we embody such qualities.

How Tolerant Minds and Calm Politics Can Stop ISIS' War of Terror From Spreading

Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Gopalkrishna Gandhi

SONEPAT, India -- ISIS' manslaughter in Paris has placed on Muslims across the world the agonizing task of self-definition and self-explanation. It has placed Muslims in India in the doubly agonizing predicament of fearing a local backlash for what ISIS does as part of its global agenda. I do not believe intolerance will prevail in India. The people here are not stupid. But they live in a trapezium of wildly swinging emotions. And there, belligerents want to have their macabre fun, get their bloodied thrills.

How Gandhi's Introversion Made Him The Ultimate Liberator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence from Great Britain and the man cons...

Non-Violence: Our Generation's Call to Duty?

Johann Berlin | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Johann Berlin

While the correct path forward against this enemy remains uncertain, what is clear to me is that we cannot fight injustice with more unjust actions, like blaming the very people who are trying to flee this enemy.

No, Hate, You Cannot Have Paris

Flynn Coleman | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Flynn Coleman

I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.

A Revealing Look At Mother Teresa In The Upcoming Film, 'The Letters'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.14.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

On December 4, The Letters, a feature film about Mother Teresa's life will open in theaters across the nation.

Is Being Spiritual the Last Taboo?

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Nick Seneca Jankel

I believe its because being openly spiritual is The Last Great Social Taboo, judged as shameful, embarrassing or stupid in our technocratic, über-rationalist culture. Why do we continue to allow our friends, communities, workplaces and ecological systems to suffer when self-love, brother-love and planet-love can transform all suffering in its path?

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

3 Choices That Add Life to Your Life

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

In many ways this has been a fantastic year, but it has also been a year of deaths. Personally, we have experienced four deaths of human family member...

Homecoming, Humor and Hasan: Minhaj à HA!

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

There's Glass Menage-erie. There's Nicky Minaj. There's ménage à trois. And then there's Hasan Minhaj. Think Deepak Chopra meets Chris Rock. Spiritual meets comical. Gandhi meets Woody. He's nimble yet noble, profound yet playful, a rebel with reverence.

Rapper's Hunger Strike Shows Power of Ancient Form of Protest

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

By starving themselves slowly the hunger striker makes public the very private act of dying and their suffering becomes a source of strength eliciting strong emotions among supporters and observers.

To Hillary Clinton: Snowden Is a Traitor -- and a Hero

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

How revealing that the perpetrators of mass surveillance violating the Fourth Amendment -- from Cheney on down -- don't have to deal with the "traitor" question. That in CNN debates, in the mass media, this grand stigma -- traitor -- is reserved only for whistleblowers.

Spirituality Nourishes Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

What's crucial is an openness to possibility and hope: a willingness to believe that every little choice, every little encounter with another person during the day, can plant a seed.