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Human Values

3 Ways Love Can Triumph Over Hate

Mona Shah Joshi | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Mona Shah Joshi

Two thousand sixteen is more than an election year, it's a critical moment for Americans as we chart the future trajectory of our country and decide: What kind of country do we want? If we want a safe, peaceful country that continues to model democracy and egalitarianism for the rest of the world, then we need to take steps to ensure that happens.

Responding to Terror

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

While a narrow fanatic outlook can only lead to differences that divide us, it requires wisdom and a broad vision to go past them and arrive at values that unite us. The world needs the latter and not the former!

When Tourism and Sports Team Up for Development and Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Gaia Paradiso

From an international tourist's perspective traveling for leisure purposes, the main reasons to travel to Brazil are 1. Sun & beach 65,9 % ; 2. Nature, 3. Eco-tourism and Adventure 19 %; 4. Culture 11, 4 %, 5. Sports 1, 8 %, 6. Night entertainment 0, 9%.

Why Human Values Vary So Much

Ian Morris | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Ian Morris

I imagine that most people who read the news every day wonder how anyone could think what Boko Haram and ISIS are doing is right. And yet some people clearly do; the more bigoted, sexist and violent these groups' behavior becomes, the more volunteers flock to their banners. Nothing, it seems, varies quite so much as people's values.

The Terrible Truth About Teeth

Sherman Yellen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Sherman Yellen

Teeth, yes teeth. It is a fact of life that as one ages you need close and loving friends - but for many - like me - you have one terrible, implacable enemy - your teeth. Over time, one by one, mine have rebelled or decided to crack, abandon me, and abscond with my cash - far worse than the person who picked my pocket last week.

The Ways of the Wise

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In this two-part series, Sri Sri responds to a variety of questions covering love, religion, war, marriage, parenting and happiness.

The World Is One Organism

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Just like within us there are billions of cells with their independent existence that collectively make up our existence, all the billions of people and other creatures make up the Being of this world.

Restoring Human Values to Prevent Violence Against Women

Bhanu Narasimhan | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Bhanu Narasimhan

It is time for us to recognize that the root cause for societal ills is the erosion of human values. Each one of us needs to come forward and take responsibility to re-establish a caring and sharing attitude, a sense of belongingness, a commitment to serve -- the core spiritual values that are the basis for a healthy, happy and harmonious society.

The Right to Values

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The world today is more connected than it has ever been, due to technology. New economic opportunities across continents have brought people from diff...

Spirituality in India: Countering the Roots of Corruption

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality and practices offer a counterweight to corruption and bring ethics and fair practice to government, business, and daily life.

What Happens When the World's Poorest People Volunteer?

Uma Viswanathan | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact
Uma Viswanathan

Unless the communities that typically receive services begin to serve, to stretch more than just their hands but their own hearts, they cannot experience the power they have to transform their own lives and own communities.

The Generosity Footprint

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

The size of each person's generosity footprint should be a crucial measure of their personal worth no matter the prestige accorded their path in life.