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Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Tim Arnold | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related cha...

A Worthy Thanksgiving

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Feeling the pull of Thanksgiving's meaning, I got up early Thursday and headed not for the kitchen, but to an eclectic gathering of locals in our small British Columbia town. We are intent on welcoming Syrian refugee families into our community.

Don't Let Fear Lead Us to Repeat the Mistakes of Guantanamo!

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

As we face a terrorist threat from a new source, now is the time for the American people to remind both President Obama and all the candidates for the next election to reject Guantanamo as an answer. The politicians must not revert to a process that went terribly wrong by again sending terrorists and alleged terrorists to Guantanamo.

It's Not My Fault Terrorists Exist, but It Is My Problem

Maria Montgomery | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

It's not my fault. It's not my fault that South Africa is corrupt. It's not my fault that gang wars and criminality has swept through the town in Sweden where I'm originally from. It's not my fault that terrorists are bombing the world and the city I used to call home. A city that still feels like home.

What ISIS Wants

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Jon Foreman

You can take many things from me, ISIS, but you cannot take my heart. I refuse to join you in your Dead World of hatred and fear. Even if you take my life, I refuse to believe in your God of hatred.

French Children's Newspaper Editor Shows How He Talks To Kids About Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

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Traveling Safe In A World of Terrorist Threats

Lea Lane | Posted 11.21.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

Terrorism aimed at civilians leads to justifiable fears about our dangerous world. If we love to travel we need to continue to travel: exploring and enjoying, staying savvy, smart -- and comfortable.

Battle Hymn of the Blowhards

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

As many Americans sang "La Marseillaise" and expressed solidarity with the French after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Republicans rushed to seize political advantage.

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

Love in the Time of ISIS

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Perhaps the reason these attacks strike such fear and despair into our hearts is because they threaten to confirm our deeper fears: that we're not one, that we're not together, that we are alone in a harsh world. Let's not give that fear a chance to take root and grow.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

Bad Guys Are Really Mean

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Terrorism only ruins our optimism and hope if we do not look for the ways to respond to it in a meaningful way. Redirecting ourselves towards the inspirational, beneficial, and earnest ways of repairing the world is what one should do to counteract the implicit destruction that comes with these acts.

Why I Mourn Most of All for Paris

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For me, Paris felt familiar. I've visited Paris, and like most who have seen it, fell in love with its beauty, its history, its glamour... its Paris-ness.

It's Unclear If Paris Attackers Used Encryption. Lawmakers Are Still Fighting It.

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paris public prosecutor Francois Molins said on Wednesday that a cell phone found in a trash can outside the Bataclan concert hall belo...

Je Suis Human: Thoughts About Suffering, Humanity, and Paris

Antione Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Antione Gray

As we all ‪#‎PrayForParis‬ and apply Facebook filters to our profile pictures, we cannot turn a blind eye to human suffering around the world just because "those people" are not "us."

We Can Welcome Refugees While Fighting Terror

Kristin Wright | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Kristin Wright

The influx of refugees to Europe is a symptom of a massive, growing problem that needs to be addressed. Instead of turning on victims of terror, let's turn our attention toward the terrorists themselves.

'I Hope They're Not Muslims'

Kelly James Clark | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

My Muslim friends know that Muslims will once again be defined not by what they believe and how they live, but by the actions of a vicious few who pervert the meaning of Islam. They fear that "Muslim" and "terrorist" will become even more deeply seared into the Western psyche.

Dear World I Am You

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

I am you. I am a small, 40-something red headed white woman living in America and I am you. I come from the same source. I breath the same air. My body pumps blood as does yours. I was born to this world starting out in the essence of love.

Our Greatest Weapon Against ISIS Is Compassion, Not Justice

Kenneth Davis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Kenneth Davis

The biggest threat to us now is not further attacks from ISIS, but our leaders giving in to fear and anger by ramping up military and security. Our greatest weapon is not justice, but compassion. Acts of war will get us nowhere. They will only take us further away from a unified world of peace.

A Salute to Paris: Night Trains and Courage

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I weep for Paris' lost youth, freedom, and kindness in the world. When I think about what happened in Paris (and Beirut just days before), I try to r...

How to Pray for Paris

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Saw it coming. Both the carnage and the backlash that followed. Couldn't be avoided. Newton knew it. Wrote a law that explains it very simply: "F...

Friday the 13th Terror Wake-up Call

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

Friday, the 13th, but in Paris. At least 128 people were killed, more than 260 injured. My country is in shock. Another round of blind hatred, brutal terrorism, disdain for the highest values in life.

Navy SEAL's Surprising Advice For Surviving An Active Shooter

Keith Thomson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Books
Keith Thomson

You're at your desk or in a cafeteria or on a train when a guy bursts in firing a machine gun. What do you do? According to former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, "People think, I'm going to die! or I'm going to be rescued. Rarely do they think about rescuing themselves."

Erdogan, You Are to Blame

Nuri Kino | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

We're switching between Turkish TV channels. It's Monday evening, October 12, and in Turkey they're burying the victims from the country's worst terrorist attack in modern times. Newsanchors have tears in their eyes.

Did Turkey's Regime Just Kill Its Own People at a Peace Rally?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
John A. Tures

Turkey's government would have you believe that Kurdish terrorists killed more than 100 Kurdish party faithful at a peace rally. It's clear the Erdogan regime thinks the world is pretty stupid to believe that. Amazingly, Western leaders are buying it.