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The National LGBTQ Task Force Censors the Jews

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The LGBT civil rights movement has evolved admirably over the past few years to become more inclusive, working against institutional bigotry of all kinds, and grappling with the intersectionalities that exist within all of us. Unfortunately, some of that progress has empowered the more radical amongst us to act in a brazen, autocratic manner.

Why We Need Mindfulness More Than Ever: Race, Bias, and Inclusivity

David Mochel | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

We can actively work to include "others" in this grand experiment that we call civil society. Of course, we also have the option of practicing denial, defensiveness, blame, and exclusivity. I guess it just depends on the kind of society that we are trying to create. Society is a result of collective individual practice, and what we practice at any given moment is a choice. Knowing this, what will we practice right now?

Intentionally Unintentional

Delphia Simmons | Posted 09.01.2015 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

There are enough examples of the long-term negative impact of unintentionality and exclusion as cities work on urban revitalization. If we are to have revitalization without gentrification -- and I believe we can -- then we can't keep missing the target.

Shaping a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Masen Davis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Masen Davis

For many years, media portrayals of LGBTQ people focused on one type of experience -- that of the white, gay, urban man living a fabulous life in a coastal city. While people living that experience are an important part of our community, many other voices and stories haven't been consistently heard.

Simple Truths: We Will Only Win This - and Other Conflicts - with Allies on the Ground

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task.

Online Feminism: Who Are We Excluding?

DebateOut | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

The feminist blogosphere has become as much a space for social activism and encouraging change as it has for people to air their opinions and comments without fear of consequence. Though online feminism has been instrumental in bringing important issues to light, others worry that it has become exclusive to a fault.

Controversy or No-Brainer? Proposing a New Rhetoric of Jewish Circumcision

Lisa Braver Moss | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Lisa Braver Moss

A few questions about the book and about my nonfiction writings would quickly reveal my shocking point of view: that I think the Jewish people should stop circumcising.

What We Can Learn From 'The Sopranos' About Revenge And Compassion

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"The Sopranos" is the story of an Italian-American family inside the criminal society of a New Jersey mafia in which revenge is the standard response to disrespect and disobedience. Why is immoral behavior worthy of anybody's attention?

Creating A Jewish Culture Of Inclusivity

Lynn Schusterman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Lynn Schusterman

Now is not the time for us to shy away from challenging ourselves to make substantive change for the better. We have the opportunity to raise the bar in the faith-based world by forging a culture in which inclusivity, diversity and equality are paramount.