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Peace on Earth

What Is Christmas?

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 12.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Baldwin Panagore

What's Christmas? Beyond shimmering lights, beyond balsam wreathes, beyond office parties, and shopping and wrapping and gift giving, beyond feasts an...

Christmas With the Atheists!

David Toussaint | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
David Toussaint

It's a question I'm asked every year. "Since you grew up without religion, what did you do on Christmas?" When I was younger the query surprised me so...

Holiday Wishes and Dreams

Candy Spelling | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

I'm a big fan of the holiday spirit this time of year. 2014 has been a difficult year for many, and it's time to ratchet down the drama and truly value our friends and family.

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Peace on Earth: A Call to Our Communities

Jim Liske | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime
Jim Liske

At Christmas, despite the enmities and divisions crisscrossing our communities, we dream of the prospect of peace on earth. But as the 100th anniversary of an unlikely truce reminds us, peace is something we build, one courageous act at a time.

It Is the Responsibility of Religion to Inspire Global Solidarity

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We must cultivate our souls and do the necessary spiritual work to sustain our holy efforts to transform the world. The task is so great. We are not only charged to create a more just world for ourselves but even for our enemies.

The Brotherhood Of Man And The Politics Of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

If science and religion cooperate to uphold and extend dignity, and left and right remove the inequities that thwart fair competition, we can build a global society that's as close to heaven as we need.

Rankism vs. The Golden Rule

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Many insist that man's predatory practices are undiminished and ineradicable. But an opposing trend is becoming visible. While admitting that "the arc of the moral universe is long," Martin Luther King Jr. believed that "it bends toward justice."

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

Christmas 'Peace on Earth' Means 'No More War'

John Dear | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
John Dear

I've come to the conclusion that no one can claim to be an authentic Christian any more if they support warfare and weapons. You cannot seriously call yourself a follower of the nonviolent, peacemaking Jesus f you own guns or support our wars.

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Whatever Happened To 'Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men'?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Sometimes, when you can't get from A to B, it's for lack of a steppingstone. In that spirit, it seemed possible to me that for religion to realize its vision of peace on Earth, it may first need to make peace with science.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

Peace On Earth

John Philip Newell | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
John Philip Newell

Part of the way forward in our lives and world is to know that we carry blessing for one another, whether as individuals, nations or religions. To give and receive blessing changes the very nature of relationship.

Staying Whole in a Fractured World

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

You know that panicky feeling you get when you drop your briefcase or purse and everything spills out in public? That's how I used to feel every day: embarrassed, furious and anxious because I couldn't keep up with my life.

A Festival of Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

The Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago is free of charge, and features a joyful diversity of films from all over the world, united thematically under the rubric of "peace." But what is peace?

Let Peace On Earth Begin With Me And You

Joann Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joann Davis

But in our spectator society, where it's easier to watch reality tv than live our own authentic and vibrant life, small, personal acts are sometimes overlooked and minimized.

The Secret to Peace on Earth

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

As a psychotherapist, suicide and violence interventionist, executive advisor, writer, author not to mention husband, father and son, listening has long been my greatest skill.

Simple Solutions for 2009

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

By now you have no doubt read a dozen reviews of 2008 and projections for 2009, all pure guesses for the latter, unless someone was carefully predicti...

Chip Saltsman As Glenn Quagmire?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

No offense to Seth MacFarlane, love you! But Chip-eroo looks too much like your creation of sleaze.