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When There Is Peace Among Religions

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Each tradition is valid. Each holds special significance to its followers. All provide Light and Truth to the world and seek to hold sacred the Mystery of Life. Yet, each must respect, value and so make room for all other traditions.

Reunion With Soul: Launching Love Through Your GPS

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Never, ever forget or doubt the difference your GPS makes when you rise above self-doubt or indifference, reclaiming the moment for what needs a voice in your heart.

7 Steps To Crafting An Amazing Life

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

The 93-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch is a living example of how to tap into our human potential. We each have the ability to craft an amazing life.

Miley Cyrus Or Mahatma Gandhi? You Decide

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 03.30.2012 | Celebrity

"Miley Cyrus or Mahatma Gandhi?" is not a question we often ask ourselves when pondering aphorisms on love, life and happiness. But the 19-year-old Di...

Pundits Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? Meet Khader Adnan.

Peter Hart | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Peter Hart

The pundits who tell us that they crave a dramatic nonviolent Palestinian narrative can write the story of Khader Adnan, who has drawn comparisons to celebrated Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. But they are not writing his story.

LOOK: 485 Indian Boys Dressed As Gandhi Break Record

Posted 01.31.2012 | World

Nearly 500 young, bespectacled boys dressed as Mahatma Gandhi made the Guinness Book of World Records today as they participated in a peace march in K...

Peace Is Not an Option

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

For Chicagoans, violence is often much too close to home. So how do we put an end to this violence and create peace?

Occupy Philly Is Alive and Well

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

If nothing else, the Occupy movement has awakened and inspired a lot of hurting folks to get involved, contribute, and help create a better world for us all.

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

Occupy Ourselves

Randall Amster | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Randall Amster

Now, with peace in our hearts and power in our hands, the time to reclaim both ourselves and our world is upon us. This is our generational task, our shared responsibility, and our best hope for salvation. Let us meet it willingly, together.

Opera And #OWS

ARTINFO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The seminal Philip Glass opera, "Satyagraha," illustrates Mahatma Gandhi's early life in South Africa juxtaposed against the plights of fe...

What's Happening to Poor Is Warning to Us All

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

In 2010, one out of every 15 Americans were living in extreme poverty, defined as those with incomes of 50 percent or less of the poverty level. Now, new poverty measures adopted by the Census Bureau indicate the numbers may be worse.

Occupy Third Grade?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

If what we seek, then, is a more sustainable and just social order, how should we recalibrate our public schools -- the institutions most responsible for equipping children with the skills and self-confidence they need to become effective and justice-oriented change agents as adults?

Gandhi Paved The Way For The Social Resistance We See Today

Philip Glass | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Philip Glass

Let no group or party exploit what many of us see as the growth of ignorance and indifference in society. Policies that lead to short-sighted political and economic gain will be easily seen for what they are.

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

Pam Spritzer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the definin...

How India Changed My Life

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I recently returned from my first trip to India where I spoke on communication and conflict mastery in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. I was told the trip would be life changing. It was.

This Is What Compassion Looks Like: A Buddhist View Of Occupy Wall Street

Roshi Joan Halifax | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion
Roshi Joan Halifax

Thich Nhat Hanh offers this precept: "Do not accumulate wealth whilst millions are hungry. ... Live simply and share time, energy and material resources with those who are in need."

Great Soul Gandhi: Activist or Entrepreneur

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Kavita N. Ramdas

While the buzz about social entrepreneurship in philanthropy and development is encouraging, I am puzzled both by its lack of historical analysis and connection to social movements.

Imagining Nonviolence in the Middle East

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Nonviolence in the Middle East sounds idealistic to be sure; and to some, dangerously naive. But think of the alternative.

Gandhi's Lessons for Today

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Consider the contrast between Gandhi's precarious, defenseless efforts to reach his fellow humans, traveling alone and armed only with truth, and, in contrast, weigh U.S. reliance on a massive arsenal of weapons and armed warriors.

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

Meatless Monday: The Earth Is An Apple

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Have an apple. Have two. Because this week, we get not one but two holiday opportunities to make the world a better place.

The War on Error

Simon Cohen | Posted 11.10.2011 | Media
Simon Cohen

As the search for General Terror continues, Citizens begin to question the decision to wage war against him ten years ago.

What Would Buddha Do About A Terrorist Attack?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Wise teachers throughout the ages have echoed Buddha's wisdom. These leaders have never taught weakness, but they have always taught love. And they have overcome greater foes than al Qaeda.

The Absurdity of Obama's Quotations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

As I was perusing my favorite online quotations page recently, I was shocked to discover our new president, a real 'newbie' in terms of governing much less generating legacy quotes that should be remembered through the ages, has 21 quotes listed for himself.