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Why This Christian Is An "Islamic Apologist"

Craig Considine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.

Father Teresa's Demise -- An End And A Beginning

Talal Almas | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Abdul Sattar Edhi -- a man widely dubbed as "Father Teresa" -- recently lost his hard-fought battle against renal failure. Revered as a national and international hero, Edhi established an empire of heartfelt philanthropy from scratch.

We Are All One

Mila Atmos | Posted 07.19.2016 | Good News
Mila Atmos

Not all is well with the world. We have been bombarded with calamitous events around the globe that have made me question how our humanity is going to...

History The Great Teacher... Reflections on Last Week's Tragedy

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

CLIFTON L. TAULBERT ...but as a people, we have been tardy. We have been absent! We have not gone to class as we should. It is in the classroom as...

Why I Have Hope For The World

Michael Neill | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Neill

In my work in the world, I essentially point to two truths about life:

What Is Most Important

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

The past few days I was honestly just numb to what is happening in our world. Hate, racism, terror, violence. This morning it got me thinking about a ...

A Story Of Racism In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

There is only one "war" humanity should be declaring. That is war on hate and violence. For there is but one race in this world: the human race.

7 Empowering Truths You Need To Read Today

Kate Snowise | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Snowise

In line with that, here are seven truths about the divine essence that we all share. You already know these truths; it's simply about remembering them.

Elie Wiesel's Profoundly Beautiful Wish For The World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.08.2016 | OWN

“If life is not a celebration, why remember it? If life ― mine or that of my fellow man ― is not an offering to the other, what are we doing on ...

The U.S. May Not Reach Its Overall Refugee Resettlement Goal

Matthew La Corte | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

With three months left to reach the goal, the U.S. must resettle 35,000 more refugees (11,800 monthly). Every month so far has been below that threshold, making it very difficult for the U.S. to ramp up admissions in time to reach this goal.

Selecting a UN Secretary-General Representing Humanity

Yasmine Sherif | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Yasmine Sherif

Is the United Nations failing? What can we expect from the next UN next Secretary-General? The questions are many as the world body takes the center s...

Would Anyone Save Us?

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Yolanda Rondon

Refugees are people just like us, students, doctors, artists, business owners, entrepreneurs and teachers. Now what would you do, if overnight you, an American, became a refugee due to war?

Hate Is Trending In The United States Of America And There Is Only One Response.

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

It may seem an improbability for most, but I haven't flicked through social media in several days. Ten days if I'm being precise. Because ten days ago...

In Defense of Millennials

Michael Mamas | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Through the ages, these same words have been spoken in Athens, Rome, and Tokyo: "This younger generation is going to the dogs!" Now, people are saying...

Back to the Basics: Clinging to Human Decency in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Sylvia Kim | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Kim

As a lawyer, it is far too easy for me to get embroiled in the politics of recent tragedies: over 1,000 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, a privi...

When We Come Together

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Flynn Coleman

We mourn, we celebrate, we come together. This month is Pride Month, to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. June 12th was also Loving Day, to...

Of 'Hamilton' and Humanity: A Love Letter

Trey Lyon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Trey Lyon

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”-Alexander Hamilton In 201...

Back to the Basics: Clinging to Human Decency in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Sylvia Kim | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Sylvia Kim

As a lawyer, it is far too easy for me to get embroiled in the politics of recent tragedies: over 1,000 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, a privi...

If Orlando Could Teach Us One Thing: Humanity Will Heal

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Karim Shamsi-Basha

This past Sunday morning, I was driving when my son called with the grim news of the mass shooting in Orlando. I had to pull the car over and open the door. My breakfast stained the black asphalt.

A s p i r a t i o n s

SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Sending METTA To All the Families and Victims Involved In the Senseless Shootings In Orlando ... Hatred Can Never Be Resolved with Hatred ... ...

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

The Greatest Gift- How One Woman's Decision Changed Many Lives

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

I first met Miss Nancy in 2010 when she came to work as a Teaching Assistant at the school where I taught. She was funny, loud, somewhat cocky, and h...

Animals, People, and the Humane

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yes, we care for those we love -- but so do most if not all members of the mammalian class, and no small number of species in other classes as well. Some other mammals are as devoted in their fulfillment of parental obligation as the very best of us.

Why I Left My 'Ex'

Glenn Martin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Glenn Martin

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.