A recent poll uggests that more than three in four Americans say politics is causing serious harm to the country. And a majority of Americans think today's children will not be better off than their parents. As we near Inauguration Day, is there cause for celebration?
This may be the defining quote in today's community service movement. But if Dr. King were alive today, what would he think of our culture of service? How would he respond to the great disconnect that often exists between faith and service?
This is an interview with Kimberly Moon, who after a decade of human services work and practicing yoga began to merge these in the clinical work she was doing with at-risk youth in a residential treatment center in Massachusetts.
As the new year begins, instead of just making a resolution to lose five pounds or to call your mother more often (both fine objectives), make a commitment to think differently. Pledge to look around your community and think about what is needed.
The 2013 presidential inauguration includes a day of community service connected to Martin Luther King Day. This is not just window dressing. It could be the leading edge of a service movement that should be expanded dramatically in Obama's second term.
Many people view the New Year as a time for resolutions -- losing weight, exercising more, staying in better touch with friends, taking up a new hobby. Here's something you don't often hear of when considering New Year's resolutions -- devoting more time to civic life.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.
A year from now, let's have more than 100 congregations and other groups follow Wesley Seminary's lead and gather folks around the table for food, fellowship and conversation.
Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.
Am I doing enough to help others? Am I doing everything I can to assist people less fortunate than myself? Is there more I could be doing to make an impact on my community and my world?
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As the Christmas holidays approach, it is incumbent upon global citizens to understand that helping others earn success is an intrinsic obligation each of us must recognize directly relates to our own success, institutionally and personally.
Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday is a perfect time to remember what this season is really all about. An intriguing recent study showed that states with higher volunteer rates have overall better health and lower rates of heart disease.
You can join a special holiday gift giving campaign (in cooperation with Save the Children) and purchase a One World Futbol.
Finding your passion and purpose is messy and so many of us we spend our lives doing what we think we're supposed to do, rather than finding out what we're meant to do
After Nico was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall, he was worried that he wouldn't be able to celebrate Halloween, his favorite holiday. Thanks to a break in treatment, this caped crusader was given the all clear.