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Searching for Freedom From Acts of Religious Freedom

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

It's time I made a statement that is extremely difficult for me to make: I can't care what the Bible says about homosexuality. I can't live with that fear anymore. It's debilitating. I wanted to say I don't care, but I couldn't...not yet.

The Islam I Know

Ben Barber | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
Ben Barber

I may not be a Muslim, but I know that calls for murder of civilians are not Islamic. For more than 10 years I lived and worked as a reporter in a dozen Islamic countries... Almost everywhere I found a kind and generous welcome.

The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Studying Islam has come at a price. Old friends see me as a traitor; family members see me as "strange," and Muslims see me as someone who will never be good enough. These developments make me think deeply about the issues of loyalty, love, and knowledge.

What Some Adults Could Learn From My Children Who Have Autism

Mary Hickey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

Tolerance and understanding are not just about what politically correct declarations we make at cocktail parties or as our social media personas. It is not just wearing a ribbon or a certain color on a certain day. It is about LIVING every day with kindness and acceptance in your heart and teaching your children to do the same.

To Heal Is to Touch With Love

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

We should be approaching this NOT from a place of fear or anger, but from a place of love. Will there be those who disagree? Of course there will.... and their opinions should and be respected... just as the opposing should be as well.

Religion and the Politics of Fear

Kelly James Clark | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

As fear increasingly constricts Christian love toward Muslims, we would do well to remind ourselves of the radical love of Jesus who insisted in word and deed that our fears must not be allowed to overwhelm our compassion.

How Bruce Jenner's Story Allowed Me to Finally See My Own

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Dori Hartley

After seeing Bruce Jenner's outstanding interview last night with Diane Sawyer, I felt so tightly locked on to some of the things he said that I couldn't shake the feeling of pure truth in his words. I related to that truth in my own life's experience.

The Virtual Loser

Hiam Nawas | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Hiam Nawas

I have come to realize that my discomfort stems from a profound question: Are my accomplishments in the real world not good enough unless they are advertised to and "liked" by the virtual world?

Study Shows America Has Become More Tolerant Of Every Group -- Except One

Mic | Marcie Bianco | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices

While the contemporary American climate may be fraught with racial tensions and intense discussions about inequalities for women and minorities, a new...

See Beauty. Let It Fill You. Live It.

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Gardiner

Maybe if we balance our stress with the beauty around us, it will spill out in our interactions, grant grace to ourselves and to others, and make the world a better place. Maybe. Let's try. See beauty. Let it fill you. Live it. Now.

A Message to Pakistani Muslims Who Attack My Fellow Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningf...

7 Flaws That Make You Absolutely Amazing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Be simple in your intentions. It's a lot of fun to live a fast-paced, flamboyant life, but remember to slow things once in a while. Living simply reminds us of our true reasons and roots us in purpose.

An Open Letter to the Young People of the American Horse School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Bernice A. King | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Bernice A. King

Continue to rise and lift up your sisters and brothers who are also experiencing discrimination and abuse. Continue to strive for excellence in all of your endeavors, undaunted by the bad behavior of others.

Diversity Education to Promote Tolerance

Fatima Muneer | Posted 04.18.2015 | World
Fatima Muneer

While privileged and generally very expensive schools around the globe bank on diversity through both their internationally recognized curriculums and extracurricular activities like Model United Nations, the accessibility to such resources lacks in mainstream schools in most countries.

Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

He does not speak for Kansas. He does not speak for God. Hate is not a Christian value. Hate is not a Kansas value. Hate is not an American value. The greatest possible gift I can give to this world is to be my true, authentic self. Sam Brownback has no power to change that.

What Straight People Don't Understand About the LGBT Struggle

Kevin Thornton | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I look back on my own piece of the LGBT struggle with utter respect and reverence. As gay acceptance is sweeping the country at an unprecedented rate, let it do so in a way that allows us to sing our songs without being viewed as exclusionary.

Should Secular Societies Accommodate Religious Beliefs?

Gad Saad | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

Secularism and pluralism are two of the defining ethos of Western societies. The former decouples religion from governmental institutions whilst the latter seeks to protect the rights of all citizens to freely practice their creed.

If We Equate Muslims With Terrorists, al-Qaeda Wins

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The vast majority of believers adhere to mainstream religion and seek three things there: community, moral guidance, and the comforts of ritual and belief. A minority get caught up in what I call Old Time Religion. OTR is authoritarian, reactionary, oppressive, and bent on domination.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!