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What Does a Muslim Mother Tell Her Children Post-Orlando?

What Does a Muslim Mother Tell Her Children Post-Orlando?

Saadia Faruqi  06.13.2016
Islam does not promote violence, even if some Muslims do. Christianity doesn't tell people to go to war, even if some Christians do. Our...
Pulse Was Not Just A Bar, It Was An LGBT Sanctuary

Pulse Was Not Just A Bar, It Was An LGBT Sanctuary

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.  06.13.2016
Beyond my grief over my dead brothers and sisters, I am heartbroken that the massacre invaded a sacred space for our community. Pulse was...
Where Is God In Orlando?

Where Is God In Orlando?

Amy Crumpton  06.13.2016
My eleven year-old son and I started driving early Sunday morning, headed east, across Arkansas and Tennessee, in a state of summer bliss....
The GOP Is Complicit In Yet Another Mass Shooting

The GOP Is Complicit In Yet Another Mass Shooting

Richard Zombeck  06.13.2016
Another mass shooting in America, and we can probably look forward to another few days of idiotic statements from the right about more...
Orlando:  A Call For Consciousness

Orlando: A Call For Consciousness

Dr. Cheryl Pappas  06.13.2016
The seams in the streets are open. The superficial protections and justices that held us together sit as ancient ruins for politicians...
Before It's Too Late: An Open Letter to the Next Mass Shooter

Before It's Too Late: An Open Letter to the Next Mass Shooter

Mark Olmsted  06.13.2016
I'm not going to ask you to change your ideology to my own, or ask you to understand my lifestyle or experience. You are contemplating...

Homophobia, Terrorism and Guns in Orlando

Lincoln Mitchell  06.13.2016
The murderous attack at the Pulse Club in Orlando over the weekend is sickening for many reasons. The simple scale of it is, even by the...
Silence=Hate

Silence=Hate

Gabe Fenigsohn  06.13.2016
Over 24 hours after anti-gay mass murder marked the bloodiest shooting in the history of the United States, the vast majority of Republican...
Kiss Publicly, Dance Fearlessly, Love Fiercely

Kiss Publicly, Dance Fearlessly, Love Fiercely

Nish Gera  06.13.2016
It is now, more than ever, that we as a community know, that in spite of many recent victories, the fight for equality and acceptance is...
How To Not Lose Heart: Advice For The Tragedy Generation

How To Not Lose Heart: Advice For The Tragedy Generation

Zach Mercurio  06.13.2016
A buzzing sound nudged me from a lazy Sunday morning snooze as a breaking news notification lit up the screen of my cell phone. "Dozens...

Weeping For Orlando: A Letter From Bishop Mariann

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde  06.13.2016
In Orlando and throughout our land, we hear the prophet's voices of lamentation and bitter weeping as we absorb the horrific news of 50...
The Orlando Nightclub Shooting: How To Talk To Your Child About Terrorism

The Orlando Nightclub Shooting: How To Talk To Your Child About Terrorism

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.  06.13.2016
The spate of recent terrorist attacks can cause anxiety and fear for children, particularly younger ones. The horrific terror attack at...
Is It Terrorism Or A Mass Shooting?

Is It Terrorism Or A Mass Shooting?

Ethan Casey  06.13.2016
I fear that in the days and weeks to come, the American public will indulge in the same old insinuations, recriminations and evasions....