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Meet The Man Behind The Hashtag Parisians Used To Find Shelter

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact

Shortly after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks rocked Paris last Friday, locals began using the hashtag #PorteOuverte to offer shelter to oth...

Muslims Targeted By Anti-Islam Backlash In Days After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

As the world continues to mourn the victims of Friday's massacre in Paris, Muslims in the U.S. and Canada have reported assaults, vandalism and threat...

Paris 11/13: Strength And Solace, Not Surprise

Dante Disparte | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Dante Disparte

An idea, however hateful and misaligned, can only be totally eradicated by another idea. How the world responds -- and respond we must -- to this new face of trans-national terrorism will determine whether we finally begin make gains against this menace.

To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those who remember when the first towers fell on 9/11, there is an unnerving feeling of déjà vu about the Paris attacks.

GOP Governor Admits He Doesn't Have Power To Refuse Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday admitted that, as much as he would like to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. in the wake o...

Making Sense of Religious-Based Bigotry

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I grew up with a mother who impressed upon me and my siblings the importance of doing "what Jesus said to do." That included forgiving people, loving people, even and especially our "enemies," and doing to others as we would like to have done to us.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

Paris Suspect's Brother Urges Him To Turn Himself In

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.17.2015 | World

The brother of Europe's most-wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, said he didn't know whether his brother is an extremist or not, but wants him to turn himself...

Terrorism Happens Worldwide. Why Do We Feel More Connected To Paris?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember September 11, 2001 in perfect detail, from the clothes I was wearing to the hum of the computer screens in our classroom. It's a scene that...

Paul Ryan: Paris Attack Was 'Act Of War'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used the strongest rhetoric possible to denounce the Paris terrorist attacks Tuesday, calling them "an act of war," b...

The Power of the Gentle: Letter to my Son, Plea to Us All

Robin Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robin Hoffman

Max, Last night you saw a man on TV say that the attacks that happened in Paris could very well happen in the U.S. While you were getting into the sh...

It Must Not End in War... and It Doesn't Have to

Madeleine Rees | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Madeleine Rees

What happened in Paris was horrific. The reality of war again in Europe. A reality that is the daily experience for ordinary people in Syria, Iraq, Li...

For All Who Lost a Loved One: 10 Ways to Cope

Toby Nwazor | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Toby Nwazor

Don't hole up in your apartment and cry forever. Get up and take a walk. You can go jogging, go to the gym or even go swimming. Exercise doesn't just make you physically fit; it also improves your mental state.

France Searches For Second Fugitive Suspect In Paris Attacks

AP/The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.17.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday after France made...

Charlie Hebdo Releases New Paris Attacks Cover Drawing

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo released its new cover drawing Tuesday, pointing a finger at the terrorists who stormed Paris in a series of a...

Restore Your Faith in Humanity: Here's How

Christina Grasso | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Christina Grasso

Humanity is everywhere, if and when we choose to see it. Here are a few ways to get your hands dirty and restore your faith in humankind, because often we need to see it to "be" it.

Re-examining Countering Violent Extremism Strategy After the Paris Attacks

Neil Hicks | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Neil Hicks

If it is to succeed, CVE policy cannot simply offer a counter-narrative to the misguided violent extremist worldview. Realities on the ground must be transformed. Instead of being reactive, with an emphasis on "countering" threats, policies should focus on constructing positive alternatives.

The Long Road to Terrorism's End

Philip Seib | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Philip Seib

Dealing with IS requires applying military pressure in Syria and Iraq, but more important is stopping the flow of recruits. Some of these young people are psychopaths, but many believe they are doing the Lord's work in building a caliphate.

When the World Breaks Your Heart

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Sarah Rudell Beach

It's at times like this, when the world breaks our heart, that we have trouble being mindful, being nonjudgmental. The "easy" response is to want to break the world right back. To blame, to scapegoat, to demand revenge. But I think practicing mindfulness means we've accepted the challenge to help heal the world.

A Week In The City Of Light And Love

Brian Chesky | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Brian Chesky

Reflecting on this week, two things come to mind -- light and love. Crisis has an unfortunate way of bonding people together, and our bond was forged not just through shared experience but a deep care and love for one another. In the face of this tragedy, I saw the very best.

Paris Attacks Underscore Need To Crack Down On Groups That Oppress Women

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The deadly attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants demonstrate the need for world efforts to crack d...

America, ISIL and the Power of the Atonement

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

Spiritual seekers should not be infantile, fuzzy-brained, naive observers merely standing on the sidelines with nothing to contribute but loving hashtags while the world community faces an unprecedented crisis. Quite the opposite, we should be major factors in healing the crisis.

Mashable Creates Twitter Account Honoring Paris Attack Victims

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

Digital media website Mashable is coming up with creative ways to honor the victims of Friday's terror attacks across Paris that killed at least 129. ...

Terrorism -- Why It Frightens, and Unites Us

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

What is it about this particular threat that gives it such inordinate emotional power, far beyond the danger that it actually poses to most of us. Why does terrorism terrorize?

All Apples Are Not the Same

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Erdika Wirengjurit

I am sad to know that most Muslim people living in a non-Islamic country from now on will be receiving more hate from their entourage because of what other has done, forgetting that an apple could be green or red, rotten or sweet.