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Reconciliation

"Ethiopian Lives Matter--The Social Conscience of The Saint John's Bible III"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...

Stories of Solidarity at the Gay/Christian Intersection

E.C. Iwata | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

"I didn't even know this was a thing that I could do--gay and Christian. From my own mother, I was told to hide it... Yesterday, one of the moms come ...

Across Decades and Oceans: The Gift of Family Reconciliation

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sheela Raja, PhD

One year ago, I got the best present of my adult life. It wasn't wrapped under a tree. It was the gift of courage, family, and forgiveness. My father'...

What am I Apologizing For?

Amylynn Smith | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

My heart is far from perfect, and while the world might see actions of generosity or self-sacrifice God and I know my heart. I can't hide from Him, and when I try the problems only get worse and my relationships only become more strained.

Let Me Drown In It

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

One of my unique claims to fame is as a child I almost drowned in a Rock and Roll legend's pool. Chuck Berry is a very distant relative of mine. So d...

The Season of Advent: In Hopeful Anticipation of Conflict Transformation

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

In a few weeks I will help lead a group of students for a study abroad opportunity in South Africa. While much will be learned then and there, much ca...

Former Enemies: Pearl Harbor

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 12.07.2015 | Good News
Peter Baldwin Panagore

The American simply stood at attention, once again a strong, straight-backed soldier. Then he raised his right hand slowly and stiffly to his forehead, saluting his former enemy.

CBO: Senate-Passed Budget Bill Would Reverse Almost All of Health Reform's Coverage Gains

Edwin Park | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Edwin Park

The Senate-passed budget reconciliation bill would boost the number of uninsured Americans by at least 22 million starting in 2018, relative to current law. Thus, virtually all (at least 92 percent) of the historic health coverage gains that CBO expects health reform to achieve by 2018 would be lost.

GOP's New Plan To Repeal Obamacare Is Missing One Obvious Thing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Republicans would like Americans to believe they’ve come up with a kindlier, gentler way to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They haven’t....

Listening Our Way to Peace

Sharon Eakes | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

"The root of not listening is knowing. If I already know the truth, why do I need to listen to you?" -- Adam Kahane How do we listen? Nineteen coac...

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

ADST | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
ADST

This account was compiled from an interview by ADST in 2009 with Monica Joyi, who worked for the TRC Media Office from 1996-1997.

Can We Talk? Some Tough Love Steps to Ending Racism in Our Time

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Ultimately, this is the first important step on the way toward ending racism: recognizing that every person born of any race or background is created in the image and divinity of God, and their lives matter to God and must matter to me.

Healing After Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Recovering from conflict is a lifelong journey. Working to change attitudes that support violence and foster those that prevent violence is essential for sustainable peace, not only for couples like Abby and Kyalu, but also for communities and countries.

The Days of Awe

Patty Kogutek | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

These special days are designated as days of repentance and atonement, promoting serious introspection and reconciliation. It is customary to consider people who we may have hurt, injured, or mistreated in some way and seek their forgiveness bringing harmony into both lives.

Israel and Palestine: Forgiving for Peace?

Robi Damelin | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

After losing my son, I joined the Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of more than 600 bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, who like me, have chosen a path of reconciliation, rather than revenge.

Opening the Books on the Cold War

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.

The Elaine Lynchings: A Visit to Elaine, Arkansas, 100 Years After America's Deadliest Race Riot

LaReeca Rucker | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices
LaReeca Rucker

Today, one year after the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, race riots sparked by alleged profiling, discrimination and police militarization are still making headlines in America. But in 1919, Elaine, Arkansas, was the center of the country's deadliest race riot.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Ashley Madison And The Clergy

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Church leaders need to be able to admit that we are not perfect people and that our lives are a journey and that none of us has reached perfection. We need to be humble and to embrace our flawed humanity as we seek through our faith and experience to better ourselves.

Bushra: A Woman Peace Leader Story

Robi Damelin | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

So many see our situation in Palestine and Israel as hopeless, impossible, and quite frankly unsolvable. We who live here, who care about the safety of our children, cannot afford to become immune and wait for somebody else to take care of them and their safety.

Ask A Silly Question

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Second Thoughts: Completely Expected In Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.07.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

When I got a question from a reader asking, Is it normal to have second thoughts about divorce? I smiled sadly, and answered to myself, "I don't think it's normal NOT to have second thoughts about divorce."

The Great Escape

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Existence Before Co-existence

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

It has become clear to those of us working in the field that engaging in superficial co-existence projects with no foreseeable end merely creates false hopes of peace and impressions of possible safety and security. For co-existence initiatives to be useful, it is vital that both sides recognize and work for human rights and share the values of equality, peace and justice.

A Serious Thank You Note to Jon Stewart & The Daily Show #Charleston

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

Thank you. Before watching your monologue this morning I was numb. Perhaps it was after the Walter Scott video was shown over and over again or the pending repeat of the Parsley Massacre in the Dominican Republic.