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Literature for a Better World

Emily Atkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Emily Atkinson

Empathy -- our ability to feel for others -- is what allows us to care for each other, to form communities and friendships, to imagine each other's feelings, to commiserate over each other's pain and share in each other's joy.

Bridge the Fiscal Cliff Through Brain Science

David Rock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Science
David Rock

If we are to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff arriving in 2013, President Obama could benefit from understanding what brain research tells us about building coalitions and finding agreement with people we perceive as being in our "out-group."

Humanism Can Help Norway And The World

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Though religious people may strive to better the lives of all, their efforts are often limited by the existence of an unavoidable hurdle: all who don't follow their faith are part of the out-group.

When Christians Act Like Crips Instead Of Christ: Gangs And The Gospel, Part 1

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

When Christians act like Christ instead of Crips, people join not because of the church's "street cred" and name recognition but because they want to embrace the love of a God that loves them unconditionally.