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Civil Rights Activist Honors Man Who Died Taking Bullet Meant For Her

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

In 1965, Ruby Sales was just 17 years old when Jonathan Daniels, a 26-year-old Episcopal seminary student, stepped in front of the bullet that would ...

Why the War on Terror is Failing

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Not only has the United States failed to blunt terrorism, Islamic State and radical hegemony, it has made them worse. Indeed, the foreign terror attacks so many Americans live in fear of have morphed into Americans themselves committing terror attacks. That is not progress.

Civil Rights Hero Memorialized At Washington National Cathedral

USA Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON — A Massachusetts seminary student who sacrificed his life for a fellow civil rights worker 50 years ago is being memorialized ...

Pastor Pinckney Is a Martyr -- Build the Statue

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Forget the Civil War. It is over. It is killing us. We, all Americans, need statues and honors to the smartest and best children of the South.

Sophia Jones

Thousands of Jordanians Gather In Amman To Denounce Islamic State For Brutal Killing Of Pilot | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Thousands of Jordanians gathered at central Amman's Grand Husseini Mosque at noon on Friday, praying for peace and denouncing the Isl...

Maiden, Mother, Bitch

Mary Pritchard | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

Women in my generation have many more opportunities than our mothers did. We can choose to play out a different role, roles that our mothers never dreamed possible.

Social Entrepreneurs in Egypt

Mark Thornton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Thornton

Can social entrepreneurship help today's youth in Tahrir Square? Can it help Coptics, Muslims, young, old, educated, uneducated and create massive social change?

Renee Jain: Why Being Selfish Is the Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do: The Martyr Mentality Myth

Renee Jain | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Renee Jain

By making space for the imperfect, to recognize that we won't always be able to 'hold it together,' we are better able to feel connected to others when we fail or go through a period of suffering

Jaweed Kaleem

After Israel-Gaza Ceasefire, Dead Continue To Be Mourned As Victims Struggle To Make Meaning Of Lost Lives | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

From his apartment in Tel Aviv, Mathew Markman could feel his building shake as Gaza-born rockets were intercepted and exploded in the sky. He fou...

Becoming Fearlessly Independent

Terri Cole | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

A healthy life is a delicate balance between interdependence and self-dependence. Having the ability to be independent positively impacts all areas of your life. Self-reliance boosts self-confidence and can increase self-love and overall life satisfaction.

Remembering Ita Ford

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Helvarg

The night before I met Ita in 1980 I was under fire on El Salvador's northern border with Honduras. The guerrillas were firing on the police station. A few weeks later she was dead.

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Can't Deny They Killed Civilians in Sangin Anymore

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what NATO forces repeatedly denied: U.S. an...

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

Iran's Impending Avalanche

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

In addition to denoting this month in the Persian calendar, the word bahman also means avalanche. And this Bahman could set off the avalanche ultimately topples the Islamic Republic.

Chinese Cop Labeled 'Martyr' After Drinking To Death

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese policeman who died after drinking too much at a banquet he was made to attend has been deemed a martyr who died in the line ...

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

Jakson's Funeral won't Convince Fans he has Passed, Just like Elvis

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As sure as the sun will rise and set tomorrow during Michael Jackson's fairy tale-like, surreal and massively-orchestrated funeral, thousands of fans ...

Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Neda, I met you on video like the millions of people around the world this past weekend. In your silence, you have spoken to me louder than any voice ever has screaming for liberty and justice.