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Bernie and Common Good Capitalism Movement

Terry Mollner | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Senator Bernie Sanders now needs to make a decision. Should his movement be a fundamental movement, political movement, or both?

I Was Arrested for Our Democracy -- Join Me

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

I was arrested on the Capitol steps last Monday. I am one of the Democracy Spring 429, the largest number of arrests on a single day at the Capitol in U.S. history. I'd never done anything like that before. I'm glad I did it now. Unless things change, I will do it again.

The Time Is Always Right to Do Right

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

America's Original Instructions

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

The original Instructions to many of America's Indigenous peoples include teaching everyone to live in a way of harmony, balance and wherever possible...

Civil Disobedience Is The Palestinians' Best Option

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After seven decades of largely violent conflict, the Palestinian people must now come to the conclusion, if they have not already, that violence against the Israelis is counterproductive and only plays into the hands of the extreme right and weakens moderate Israelis.

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 05.31.2016 | 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 u...

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.