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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an age of rising populism, fear and xenophobia, what better time to read a rich enlightening book on love, multiculturalism, inspiration and beauty...

14 Life Lessons For Religious Seekers From Kahlil Gibran

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion

One of the most popular inspirational works of the last century was a collection of prose poems called The Prophet. Its author, Lebanese-American poet...

Remembering Renée Moorad, Remembering Kahlil Gibran: Historical Continuity and Arab-American Activism

Todd Fine | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Todd Fine

Today, young Arab-American activists, like Renée, advocate that American ideals of civil liberties, of ethnic and racial equality, and of respect for immigrants also apply to Arab-Americans and to Arabs living in the United States.

Three Lessons for Students From the Movie The Prophet

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Since it was published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has been loved by generations of readers. A new film, starring Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek, brings to life eight of Gibran's poems, each one illustrated by a different animator.

How Salma Hayek's New Film 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' Brings Together 'All Religions'

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion

Salma Hayek's new animated film, "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet," which she produced and voice-acted in, is based on the famous Lebanese poet's book of...

Salma Hayek Describes Her Experience Being Discriminated Against At A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her recent project “The Prophet,” an animated f...

Salma Hayek: Hollywood Studios 'Don't Want Me, But I Don't Really Care'

Associated Press | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Salma Hayek says that while Hollywood studios may not be calling as much lately, she's staying plenty busy. "I think they don't w...

Daily Meditation: The Art Of Giving

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Stranger

Francis Levy | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Perhaps the novel has maintained its hold on our imaginations because it's fundamentally about empathy or the loss thereof--a phenomenon that allows for what Clausewitz termed "the continuation of politics by other means," a state we know only too well, as war.

On Your Lebanon and Mine

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

When author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran wrote about his Lebanon at the age of thirty-seven, he had been in exile for twelve years. The country he knew was probably long gone, though of coure, he would never find that out; he only returned to his native village, Becharre, to be buried there in 1931.

Friendship for the Single Guy

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

What I remember best from Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" comes from his chapter on friendship. "Let your best be for your friend," he writes. That has stuck in my mind since, living single, friendships may occupy a more essential role to me than to the partnered guy.

Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.

Ninety Years of Spiritual Merchandising

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

The titular prophet was a big fan of giving: "All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'." And give customers did.

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

What I Remember Most About my Wedding

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

What strikes me most about that day aren't our hippy-dippy outfits or that we were married in her parents' yard, but the influence, and words of Kahlil Gibran.

Life's Wicked Leaks

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

The power industries, gas and oil and coal and all the CO-2 emitters -- they are sly retro-fitters of eternity. In imitating the apocalypse, they are causing it to happen when it doesn't have to.

You Have Your Lebanon: Gibran Inspires Borderless Journey Across The Ages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The music is haunting, as is the place where author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran was born and buried, following a 48-year journey.

Everyday Grace At Trader Joe's: Who You Really Are

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're born naked and you leave the same way. Can't take it with you, chief. And if the economic crisis of the past year has taught us anything, it's "easy come, easy go." You can't own stuff.