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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


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


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.

A Letter From a White South African to White America

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

I've been watching #blacklivesmatter trend on Twitter: grief and outrage and opinions from every corner. And, as someone who grew up in Apartheid South Africa, this all feels eerily familiar. I listen to people talk and think I remember, and I recognize that.

How Can Interfaith Work Be Planned to Be Useful?

Kemal Argon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Kemal Argon

Interfaith work can be very useful for religionists who know how to plan and use dialogue, who are prepared beforehand and are approaching it with the right understanding.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Coming to Our Senses

Robi Damelin | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Six-Day War in Israel. It is the anniversary of the state of euphoria which existed in Israel after the defeat of so many of its neighbors. After all, some months before June, 1967, people were not sure if the State would survive and in fact mass graves were prepared, just in case.

'Should I Take Her Back?'

Sara Eckel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

Does she love you the way that you need to be loved? If your gut instinct says no, that doesn't make her a bad person, but it does mean you should probably hold out for the woman who does.

Fury Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


She's Baaack!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


"Prodigal Father Wayward Son" by Sam and Gifford Keen: Book Review

Ira Israel | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Ira Israel

Sam Keen and his son Gifford have written a sequel to Sam's epic and bestselling "Fire in the Belly," the book that defined what it meant to be "a full-summed and spirited man."

The Wayward Movement of the Movement

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

While I am tremendously proud of all the organizing efforts that are taking place all over the country, I don't think we have spent much time thinking about where we are going. I think this is partly due to the fact that many people are just trying to survive.

40 Years After the Vietnam War

David Duong | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
David Duong

As this once war-ridden country rushes towards the future, Vietnamese-Americans like me are coming back with a desire to contribute to the nation building, through the lens of our American education, upbringing and culture.

Divorce, Life and Reconciliation

TJ Trent | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce
TJ Trent

In spite of my parents' divorce and the ensuing pain, I forgive everyone involved. I forgive my parents, my grandparents, my aunts, uncles and cousins. No one is isolated from the fallout of divorce. Everyone says or does something they are sorry about years later. Let's forgive

Stranger to This Land

Robi Damelin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robi Damelin

Our work now in Israel and Palestine is cut out. We will continue to push forward a framework for reconciliation to become an integral part of any future peace process. We cannot afford to give up.

Easter Week in Cuba

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Obama will visit a country that is still growing sugarcane and tobacco, making cigars and rum, and needs America, too. Not just our billboards and neon, but also our willingness to learn from our Cuban hosts.