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We Should Respond to the Paris Attacks With Empathy

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Ervin Laszlo

We, the inhabitants of this planet Earth, must wake up and steer another course. Communication based on understanding, instead of eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth is the indicated course. We need to try it, before our problems overwhelm us.

Sacred Activism: Mindfulness and Racial Justice

Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD | Posted 09.10.2015 | Religion
Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD

Sacred activism is available to all of us today and is as simple as taking a first breath in mindfulness, listening deeply to those around us, or fully seeing whatever is present before us.

The End of Revenge: Our Fascination With Getting Even

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

America is a revenge culture: Revenge the television series, revenge porn, revenge games in sports...vengeance is a mainstay of foreign policy and a thematic obsession for film, television, and female pop-musicians.

12 Crucial Messages We Should All Take To Heart In Light Of The Charleston Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

As the nation grapples with the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, The King Center -- ...

Christians and Muslims Should Embrace "The Jihad of Jesus"

Craig Considine | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

"The Jihad of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice" is a compelling new book which calls on Christians and Muslims to embrace the peaceful example of Jesus and unite in a strong yet nonviolent movement to counter bigotry and violence.

Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students.

Re-Thinking Non-Violent Resistance (PODCAST)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In the face of the systematic racism of America's policing and prison system as well as crippling poverty that disproportionally affects the black community, how does non-violence work to actually solve the root of the problem? Or does it work at all?

Enough With the Stories About Climate Deniers!

Peterson Toscano | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Peterson Toscano

I find I have an uncommon reaction to media and social media treatment of climate deniers/skeptics. As fellow progressives rail against the latest outrageous behavior of a climate denying lawmaker or business leader, I recoil.

Conflict Resolution and German Reunification

John Feffer | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I met Jamie Walker in 1990, she was a specialist in mediation and conflict resolution. She worked in this capacity from her home in West Berlin, becoming involved in the peace movement, doing violence-prevention work in the school system, and eventually pioneering efforts in mediating cross-border family conflicts.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

I Apologize for Christian Hate

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

I don't want anyone to ever believe that just because a certain individual has access to a Twitter account it means that she is a spokesperson for the Christian faith. Mocking people of other faith traditions is not Christian. Neither is it Christian to worship the gun culture in America that has done so much damage to our society.

When Will Cooler Heads Prevail?

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Man just kills another man Saying God had told him so Is he following God's plan Or those really in the know? Those who orchestrate events And use...

Is There Any Hope for Peace in the New Year?

Tim Suttle | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

The kind of worship needed in 2015 cannot happen in a mega church, or any church that is obsessed with church growth. It is participation in the life of a local church that is so rooted in a neighborhood that they become hospitable to those they would otherwise leave out.

An Open Letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Regardless of the grand jury's decision, the police response to any public reaction has become an urgent moral concern for the entire nation. The impact of one life being taken in Ferguson has already been felt. Now you must do everything in your power to ensure no other lives are lost and no other persons are hurt.

Food That Inspires Compassion

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Every Sunday, the Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple opens its doors to its congregation for prayers and to partake in a healthy, vegetarian meal.

Ferguson, Dr. King And The Non-Violent Uprising

Shane Claiborne | Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

We need to learn from Ferguson so that we will be prepared for the Fergusons of the future. We can prepare ourselves and our communities to respond to violence without letting it overtake us. We can fight evil without becoming evil. We can find the third way that is neither fight nor flight.

There's a Hole in My Bucket

Orlando Jones | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Orlando Jones

Since a number of the discussions I've recently had about the events in Ferguson, MO seem to devolve into accusations that I'm either a racist, a liar or an idiot allow me to immediately address some facts that are not in dispute

An Exit Strategy for Ferguson

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

It's pretty basic. Belief in the supremacy of civilian control over the armed forces is the cornerstone of American democracy. The institutional failure evident in Ferguson, MO is a sign of civilian dereliction.

Saint Francis and the Lama Beans

Mirabai Starr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

I first met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation in the mountains of Northern New Mexico when I was fourteen, and our paths have intertwined ever since.

Who Needs to Learn the Lessons Of Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

There might be lessons here, about trusting your own heart, leaning into the places you are deeply broken. There might be places to explore, ways to find out if any of your deep self remains, given what you have endured. So learn, yes. Study your own heart, yes.

Listen: 50 Years On, Mandela's Fateful Words That Media Too Easily Forget

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

5 Causes That MLK Fought For Beyond Civil Rights

Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the seco...

Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi: The Liberating Power of Non-violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Both Martin Luther King and Gandhi were people who gained tremendous inspiration from their faith traditions and were able to perform tremendous feats of courage through the implementation of non-violence.

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.