Peace is possible in Balochistan and across the land but it will require a willingness to differentiate between absolutist religious zealotry and resource-driven provincial nationalism.
If we want to look for inspiration on combating communal violence -- religious or ethnic -- we take examples from diverse cities that do it right. The answers to religious and communal violence is out there, we just need to look in the right places.
Choosing one's words carefully is important simply because the stakes are high and emotions are powerful. Some who criticize Israel and its policies are undoubtedly anti-Semitic, but any intellectually honest person knows that not all of them are.
Africa's Great Lakes region can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.
Arriving at a peaceful settlement will take some time and will require a great deal of honesty as well as transparency. But the short answer is yes, this time it is different and there is reason to be hopeful for peace.
You can have peace at any given moment, and you can make it reoccur, until the peace becomes constant: the new normal.
Good men and women in the Middle East are struggling for their futures, their dignities, and their security. We have a role to play, no matter how small. I have taken a part, but this cast is large. And the players need you. It is a great story. You really shouldn't miss it.
If we can feel those around us and extend love instead of judgment, we can create unity among peoples, and our words and actions will reverberate around the world.
If Netanyahu seizes the moment to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, thanks to the initiative put forward by the Qataris and the Arab League, there is a chance that after generations of bitter conflict, Israelis will finally live in peace and security.
Too few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother's Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War.
Our strength as Bostonians comes in our diversity. We should embrace our fellow Muslim Bostonians, not fear them.
Marla Mase's self-portrait on the front cover of her new album Speak Deluxe actually does speak volumes about what she sings. The animalized photograph of her face verifies that Marla is peeved-off about something, or maybe everything.
The majority of Israelis and Palestinians want to see a two-state solution between their two peoples. And with the United States energized to lead, now is the time for Americans to support John Kerry's fresh approach.
The real courage is in our choosing to live mindfully, knowing that no one's safe arrival home from their day's journey is guaranteed. So maybe we should love a little more vocally, hug that extra second or two. And for that matter, that a kind word can make all the difference.
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It's way too early to get excited, but Secretary of State John Kerry has made solid beginning in his Middle East diplomacy. He is unequivocally willing to invest his time and political capital in yet another effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians.