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Mishpat Ve-Hesed: Love and Justice

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

What is Judaism's bottom line? In a world in which everything changes, in which marketing often dictates the spin we give to whatever it is we are about to do, what in Judaism isn't negotiable? What in Judaism remains so crucial that if you got rid of that heart, there would be no Judaism left alive?

Young and (Unabashedly) Black and Male and on Behalf of Myself, In Defense of Myself

Marcus Lee | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

What makes this (unsurprising and frustrating) conflation particularly odd is that this conversation is being had without young Black men being present in the room.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.

Gay Literary Icon in Winter

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Lew Whittington

Katherine Bucknell expertly positions Christopher Isherwood's private papers and private life vis-à-vis his place as a gay literary giant and restores his diaries as unique literary archives.

Why I Gave Up Chasing Goals

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Intentions and goals are tools for liberation. But when we use goal-chasing like a hammer, it can beat up on our self-esteem, relationships, and creativity.

What Can We Do Now, After Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2012 Has Come To A Close?

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

What can we do to help bring an end to the vicious cycle of murders of transgender and gender-nonconforming people? We need allies to interrupt the language and actions of people that feed transphobia. We must tell our own stories so that others will come to know our humanity.

It's Time for Us to Free Ourselves

Oscar Farinetti | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Oscar Farinetti

Last week in Rome, we launched Vino Libero (free wine). But while we were developing our business plan for the project, we came to realize that it's not only wine that needs to be liberated.

Why Feminism Still Matters

Lisa Solod | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Lisa Solod

Although the reasons Mayer and the millenials hurt the cause of women is different, all the reasons speak to a huge disconnect in American society.

Fast Food Spirituality

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often, our results-oriented mood spills over into our spiritual practices. We want to get as much as possible, as quickly as possible, from as little commitment as possible. But purifying the soul of greed, anger, envy and pride has to take its own sweet time.

Is God A Person?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even though it may sound attractive or may be easier to understand that God is formless energy, as far as I'm concerned, it's not possible to exchange love with formless energy

How I Stopped Being a Panicky Perfectionist: The Freedom of an Eco-mind

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

What's the cure for my perfectionist affliction? It's to rethink what it means to be a public intellectual. I am actually a public learner, a co-creator of iterative knowledge, not a deliverer of once-and-for-all facts.

You Were Strangers: The Ethical Significance Of Passover

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Like all Jewish festivals, Passover has its roots in Jewish history, in our connection to creation and in the rich spiritual and moral values of Judaism. Additionally, it helps us distinguish between two very different types of freedom.

Bhagavad Gita: You Are Not Your Body

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The soul is the spiritual spark that creates consciousness. It can also be said that it is consciousness. Without the soul, the body is just a lifeless lump of matter that starts decaying.

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D.C. Central Kitchen Film Project Nets $40,000 Funds | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With just six hours before its deadline, Trixie Films secured $40,000 in Kickstarter funding to film a documentary about D.C. Central Ki...

Inspiration Is Liberation: New Year's Reflections On The Nature Of Existence

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When human beings are in touch with this powerful creative positivity and inspiration it provides the boundless energy source from which we have historically been able to move mountains.

Was Jesus a Liberal?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

As Christmas approaches, the minds of many of us turn to the founder of Christianity, whose birthday we celebrate. Yet 2011 years after his birth, the real Jesus remains oddly elusive.

Why Do Single Dads Get Shafted?

Vicki Larson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

As much as we love the idea of men being an equal partner in a marriage, we don't necessarily embrace the idea of men being an equal partner in a divorce.

This Passover, Liberate Yourself, Your Seder And Our World

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Passover is a time of hopes and dreams. They need not be fully understood and their realization may be far off, but that is what distinguishes a dream from a plan.

How to Spread Revolution Without the Internet

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louise Mirrer

Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.

I Am Free

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Free Exercise: Warrior III I worked at Sea World when I was in my twenties as a performer on Cast Away Island. My character's name was C...

The Revolution Isn't Over for the Women of Tahrir Square

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Zaffar

Though women played a critical role during last month's protests, their future as stakeholders in Egypt's political process is being marginalized.

Does Spirituality Make You Special?

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In so many ways, the mind always wants to be special. That is the nature of the egoistic mind. Spirituality is not about becoming special. It is about becoming one with everything.

Don't Gauge Your Worth By Your Salary

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You must always gauge your worth in terms of the level of responsibility people are willing to give you, and whether what you are creating is truly worthwhile for yourself and for others.

From Anger To Compassion: The Power Of Yoga

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yoga means to cultivate your energy in such a way that gradually it breaks the physical limitations and elevates you to the highest level of awareness, the flowering of human potential.

Rediscovering The Ancient Science Of Yoga

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In yoga, if you follow specific practices, only a certain result will happen. Whether a great yogi does it or an ignorant person does it, it does not matter. If one does the practices and spiritual disciplines properly, the results will arise.