Those who oppose deals like this often proclaim a binary world of simple good and evil, which we don't have -- and believing so is a dangerous illusion.
While some claim that Dylann Roof is mentally ill, the truly frightening possibility is that he is sane and sober -- that he was raised under a white supremacist culture and is acting out his racism in the most violent of ways.
This is a part of New Jersey where the local college offers glass blowing and hones skilled artisans, and the local schools keep farming alive in clubs dedicated to the love and pursuit of preserving the land.
The scare over the strengthening of ISIS, and its growing appeal to youths in Europe and the US, should be a wakeup call for all of humanity, every man woman and child who are concerned enough to look in the mirror and reflect on who we are, what we have become, and how we want to continue henceforth.
The author Kahlil Gibran once wrote, "Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife."
All over the world, people are rising up to support their communities towards sustainability and collective liberation. This week we share about two grantees in Oakland California who have launched local businesses that support and empower marginalized communities.
Let us remember that not more than two generations ago, much of today's developed world was host to the worst violence the world has ever seen. And yet, those countries emerged from the abyss.
The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.
Those very old childhood feelings were rearing their ugly head, stronger and louder that ever. I remember waking up the morning I wrote it with a feeling of clarity as to why I had the fear, and believed it was simply a fear, and not my actual reality. It turns out I was wrong.
A few days ago I had the good fortune to be in Sicily, the beautiful island off southern Italy. Whenever I visit Italy I always enjoy La Dolce Vita, a...
I have been meditating for the past 40+ years. This has led me on a journey to share the awareness of this relaxing and balancing practice with ev...
Delegates representing the United Church of Christ gathered in Cleveland last week, and among the many things they did over their week together was to debate a resolution regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Two sisters, in two different states, and four hundred and sixty one miles apart, but not even the distance could keep them from supporting each other...
Join in action against the trend of burning black churches. Even one intentional arson is one too many and is a threat to racial peace in America.
As a guiding principle, whatever happens during your meditation session is okay. Meet your experience with kindness and gratitude, and your meditation session will be well worth it, no matter what happens.
While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.