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Israelis Pay Condolences To Family Of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Murdered Palestinian Teen

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

Over 350 Israelis made their way to a mourning tent in Jerusalem on Tuesday to pay their condolences to the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestini...

Soccer (football), Corruption, Stupidity, Joy and Hope

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

I hope that, as all sports should, it can be a means to the end. I hope, as the Pope said, that it can be a means to the end of genuine solidarity, a solidarity that recognizes that a soccer pitch shouldn't be the only level playing field.

'You Have to Work with A**holes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

Carl Pope | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. The kind of to attack when it is easy to stand-pat is the theme of the annual June Solidarity PAC lunch.

No More Analysis -- Millennials, the Church Needs You!

Samuel L. Adams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Samuel L. Adams

Many churches are perpetually mired in process, worrying far more about protocol for committee meetings than how to become a welcoming body. With your wariness about the glacial pace at which institutions change, you can help the church become more dynamic.

The Dardenne Brothers' Two Days, One Night Premieres at Cannes: Lead Marion Cotillard Fights to Keep Her Job in a Factory

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Watching a Dardenne film always reminds of the anxiety and trepidation I felt before getting a tenured job. Their new film Two Days, One Night, which premiered this week at Cannes, did the same.

A Pop-Up Community in the Face of Emergency

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | New York
Terry Curtis Fox

For a rush hour train headed to Canal Street, the N was remarkably empty. It took a moment to react when the man jerked out of his seat and collapsed onto the N train floor. A woman started demanding that we give him space.

Music for Peace

Isha Judd | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Isha Judd

Why are so many of our songs based on loss and unrequited yearning? Is that really what moves our hearts more than joy and pleasure? More than compassion and peace?

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

Reforming the Party in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hieronim Kubiak was a member of this group, which hoped to convene an extraordinary Party congress in 1980 to advance their goals. He would eventually become a member of the Politburo representing the reform wing.

America Without Unions

Jeff Faux | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Faux

It is no accident that as union strength declined, the social contract in America was systematically shredded. Yes, globalization and technology have changed the economy. But as labor weakened, both politically and on the job, business interests have been able to wring the benefits from these changes and shift the costs to workers.

Organizing the Disappointed in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.17.2014 | World
John Feffer

When Poland went through its 'shock therapy' years of the early 1990s, many people lost out as a result of the economic reforms. The unemployment rate went up rapidly from under one percent in January 1990 to over 16 percent in 1994.

Portland's #SochiSign #GayPropaganda Solidarity Campaign (PHOTOS)

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

A few days back, at our weekly QBlog editors meeting, it was clear that everyone I work with has been feeling frustrated with the lack of mainstream media coverage of the state-sanctioned torture and oppression of Russia's LGBTQ citizens, so we decided to do something about it.

Carolina on Your Mind: Why Saturday's Moral March is Everyone's Lookout

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

If you share the values of civic equality and common care, they tie you to people working for them everywhere. That's true in a practical way: we here in North Carolina hope to reverse the gerrymandering that gives us a massively Republican congressional delegation in an evenly split state.

Solidarity After Solidarity

John Feffer | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
John Feffer

Solidarity was not just an opposition movement. With 10 million members -- more than one quarter of the population of Poland in 1980 -- it was an unprecedented phenomenon.

Poland: The Revolution Devours Its Children

John Feffer | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

It might seem as though Poland had a choice in 1990 in terms of what economic reform to pursue. But journalist Jacek Zakowski argues that there really was no choice.

These 14 Unexpected Responses To Hatred Show That Humans Do Sometimes Get It Right

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Whether based on religion, race, nationality or sexuality, overcoming the made-up rivalries society thrusts upon us takes people with strong will, esp...

Five New Year's Resolutions for Women on the Run

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Christine Pelosi

As 2014 dawns, women on the run in political office and public service have multitasking ahead. How well we juggle doing it all -- home life, work life, personal space and public engagement -- may well determine the fate of our families and our nation.

Warsaw: The Collapse of Solidarity

Carl Pope | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A narrative and diplomacy of opportunity and hope needs to replace the dismal mood that dominated Warsaw. Conscious focus on how to revitalize solidarity is global climate challenge number one.

Coming Out: Christian, Minister, Ally

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

On days like today, when I hear gut wrenching stories about those who are brutally tortured, beheaded, sliced, and maimed because they don't fit into cultural prescriptions of gender dress or behavior, I wonder what it means for me to be compassionate.

Welfare and the States

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Rabah Ghezali

For most Europeans, the violence of the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the "Obamacare") in the United Sates seemed quite puzzling.

Why These 50 Ministers Married One Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

Bill Gatewood and Rick Taylor only needed one minister to marry them at their longtime place of worship, Arch Street United Methodist Church. Inste...

"Internationalism between Peoples": Dessalines Brigade Wins the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Award

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural La...

Does Diversity Undermine Community Trust?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

There are lots of theories about diversity and trust, but little agreement. Some believe that ethnically diverse communities foster trust, while others argue the opposite, that diversity breeds conflict.

Time to Help

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexicans are known for acting with great solidarity in the face of such tragedies, which often bring out the best of us in helping others.

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.