iOS app Android app

Justice

3 Biblical Tips to Stay Sane in Our Overloaded World

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Doesn't it make sense to draw on time-tested tips to help keep us sane, grounded, and connected to what deeply matters in the process?

The Things I Did Not Know

Terry Marotta | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

Until I was 9, I lived in my grandfather's house in a Boston neighborhood that was about to become one of the most vital black communities in the coun...

Poverty Is Not the Enemy

Carole Ganim | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

"Poverty" is not all that bad; in fact, I took a vow of poverty when I was 20-years-old and became a nun. We were to be free of attachments in order to be free to serve the people of God, especially the poor.

How Should Young Adults Be Punished for Their Crimes?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

There is a third period in the maturation process where people are no longer children, but not yet adults. A three-tiered justice system, including a system for 18 to 25 year-olds, could improve the futures of youth who have committed crimes and enhance public safety as well.

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison, but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. Freedom lost is money gained.

A Better Story: Justice Redefined by the Gospel

Derek Flood | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

This is justice based on people "getting what they deserve," and we find it again and again in the movies we love. We love them because they tell us a story we long to hear.

War on Poverty at 50: Religion's Roots and Lessons

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty reminds us how intractable that effort can be. This anniversary also recalls how religion has motivated, shaped and sustained this effort, in many ways prefiguring the campaign.

Jewish Teachings on Reconciliation and Peace

Ron Kronish | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

This week Jews around the world will read one of the most troubling portions in the Bible. Its raises the question of whether the God of the Bible -- and the God of the Jewish Tradition -- is a God of War or a God of Peace! Or can this God be both?

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

Where Do You Stand? Where Do We Fall?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Joanna Perry-Folino

Mike McCarthy, political commentator and a friend of mine on Facebook, wrote this a few days ago: By mid century the society of this country will b...

What's Truth Got to Do With It?

Mark Baer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I happen to believe that lawyers should provide their clients with legal information. If the lawyers don't have that knowledge, why are their clients retaining them?

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

Abusing Power: Is Ma's Taiwan the Unbeautiful Island?

Jack Healey | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Jack Healey

The threat with Taiwan, while very much signaled by and tied to Chen's apparent victimization at the hands of an angry, vindictive, and powerful Ma Ying-jeou, is larger than one person.

Bloomberg's Right: That's Just the Way God Works

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Marble

Bloomberg was right about God too. Well, sort of. God works in such a way as to expect us to work against the injustices, the travesties, the unluckiness.

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Affluenza, Privilege, and the Threat to American Freedom

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

I am pro-meritocracy. I am a capitalist. And I believe the institutionalization of privilege is a threat to these ideals. Affluenza affects more than the world-view of wealthy teens. It threatens the structural integrity of our society.

Are Human Rights Compatible with Islamic Values?

Ghazala Salam | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Ghazala Salam

Unfortunately, the word of God is lost in the language of cultural interpretations, which fails to understand the Islamic perspective in realizing that discrimination and bias are counterproductive to equity and justice.

Crucial Decision Looms for Ivorian Government's Justice Promises

Matt Wells | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Matt Wells

The ripple effects of impunity for those who commit or oversee atrocities should not be underestimated. Long after guns go silent, warlords have little trouble finding ways to continue profiteering at the expense of the population.

Batkid Can't Save Us

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Charity is not justice, and the conspicuous glare of charity is blinding us to injustice.

The Truth Has No Place in Kaplan's Court

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron's sham trial wrapped up Monday, but thanks to Kaplan's inexplicable decision not to allow any testimony related to Chevron's contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon -- the actual issue here and disaster from which all this started -- there's a lot that will never be discussed in the courtroom.

You Get What You Pay for (Perjury, in This Case)

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the AmazonHaving virtually all the money in the world often means you can buy silence, you can buy time, and you can buy lies. ...

Attention Straight People: Being Gay Isn't a Stereo System with Controlled Volumes

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

It wasn't until I was in a conversation with a group of peers that someone suggested (first prefaced that they weren't homophobic) that many gays such as myself would be accepted more if we "turned it down a bit." Come again?

My Mandela

Tom Rogan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Rogan

I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela. Yet, like so many others, I feel like I knew him.

Casting Off Chains, Enhancing Freedom of Others: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

John Friedman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
John Friedman

His work went beyond his people to all peoples, and beyond his country to every corner of the planet. If there is justice in this universe, in any form, Nelson Mandela will indeed rest in peace.