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Moment of Silence

Praying Well with Others: A Progressive Christian's Take on Interreligious Prayer

Anthony Nuccio | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Anthony Nuccio

At first glance, the idea of having an interreligious prayer might seem disingenuous and perhaps even insulting; one might ask whether or not the prayer is truly "meaningful": does the language used reflect how one understands their idea and conceptualization of the divine?

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

Newtown Tragedy: The Bell Not Tolled

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

On October 25, 2013, that demolition began, with one headline announcing, "No trace of Sandy Hook Elementary will be left." There is very little trace of Nancy Lanza left in coverage a year later.

The Importance of Silence

Maggie Hollander | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

Sometimes, I think we don't realize how much noise encases us -- or defines us -- until we experience the exact opposite. Alone with your thoughts, it's a return to center.

Michael McAuliff

Bombers Called 'Evil' As House Holds Moment Of Silence For Boston | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States House of Representatives marked a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings Monday as a congressman fro...

Meditation Tips: Pause A Busy Mind To Find An Inner Calm

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Meditation does not have to be difficult. We are changing the habit of constantly thinking. We are changing our pattern of carrying the details and challenges of daily life all the time within us. Meditation can teach us to let go of our busy mind and be in our heart.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

Responding To School Shootings With A Moment Of Silence

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Providing an opportunity for public school children to reflect on their unique values through a moment of silence does not need to violate the first amendment's prohibition on establishing a religion.

How to Be Silent

Molly Moynahan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Molly Moynahan

I tell my writing students to stop talking because they will not hear anything without the silence. The cats sit in my lap, stare at me, but they don't meow. They understand the rarity of this time together before the talking resumes and the silence is lost forever.

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

A Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook

Ronald Conway | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Ronald Conway

Please join me in a national moment of silence in honor of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy at 9:30am ET this Friday, December 21st and spend several minutes reflecting quietly on this terrible tragedy.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

The Roar of Silence: An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy

Adria Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Adria Firestone

It's astounding how uncomfortable we are with silence. We have lost our capacity to be still with ourselves. We are in desperate need of entertainment. Why is that? Is it just a new habit, a fabulous gift of our technology? Or is it something deeper?

Shame On The Olympics

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

While the opening ceremony is being promoted as a joyous event celebrating tradition, athletics, patriotism and the international cooperation of the world, for the Jewish community it will be a painful ceremony reminding us that Jewish blood is considered cheap.

A Minute Of Silence For The Sacredness Of Life

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

The murderers, terrorists and evildoers of this world will only find strength and encouragement when the global community refuses to honor the memory of those who lives were taken and stand for justice and peace.

Boehner Pressed To Honor Military

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressman is calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pay tribute more regularly to slain members of the military. Rep. Wal...

What Rolling Blackouts Taught Me About The Power Of Silence

Amy Chavez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chavez

The rolling blackouts in Tokyo have given us the chance to reconsider the role of silence in our lives. By welcoming these occasional periods of silence, we can heighten our senses enough to be able to hear what our real energy needs are.

Ryan Grim

GOP Rep Pushing Boehner On Moment Of Silence For Troops | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - Feb. 17: House Republicans moved to restore the moment of silence Thursday morning, which C-Span captured. * * * * * WASHINGTON -- For ...

Controversial Moment Of Silence Law Coming Back To Illinois

Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The injunction against the moment-of-silence law was officially lifted on Friday, according to a Tribune report. "This action means the Act...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: White House Observes Moment Of Silence For Arizona Shooting Victims | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today at 11:00 a.m. ET, the nation will be observing a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting in Arizona. "Tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. ea...

Moment Of Silence For Arizona Shooting Victims Announced By President Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, President Obama announced a national moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Arizona on Saturday. The full White House p...

Atheist Activist Threatens To Sue The State Over Money For Giant Cross

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Christian group in southern Illinois attempting to restore one of the largest crosses in the Western hemisphere is being challenged by a Chicago-are...