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When My Children Squabble, I See the Church

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Bronwyn Lea

When my children squabble, I see how very young they are, and how very little they understand. Their truths are true, but partial. When my children squabble, there is anger. There are tears. When my children squabble, I love them and am for them.

One Nation Under God, So Divisible

Dave Helfert | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The threats are as potentially devastating as any the country has ever faced, yet the response from many of our elected officials has gotten smaller and smaller in every respect.

Here's How You Can Play 'Super Mario 64' At Your Desk Right Now

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

Aaaaaand good luck getting work done for the rest of the day.

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Nourish International | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Today there isn't a more fondly remembered and respected public figure than King, but did our opinion of him change because we embraced his ideas of radical justice, or did we simply forget them?

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.

U.S. Leaders Ditch 'Charlie Hebdo' Rally

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Following a week of deadly shootings, nearly 4 million people took a stand and marched against terrorism on Sunday, the largest public gathering in France's history. Over 40 of the world's top leaders marched together in solidarity. We should've been there.

Get Back: A TV Comedy Writer Remembers

David S. Simon | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
David S. Simon

I lived through the sixties. By the hour. By the minute. By the second. I was not distracted by devices -- only of my own making. The music of the moment informed us. Educated us. Moved us. Bonded us. It was our universal language.

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment.

In South Sudan, China Peacemaker Role Marks a First in Its Diplomacy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Such involvement contradicts China's traditional doctrine of non-interference in foreign countries' domestic disputes, but Beijing's economic and geopolitical interests in South Sudan have convinced it to bend its rules.

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

Uniting 'Round the Mountain

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We saw at the outset of the book of Numbers that God loves each individual and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love.

#YesAllWomen -- Can a Hashtag Change the Way We Think?

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Danai P. Maraire

Women took to twitter, not as victims, but as thoughtful, brave, inspiring, honest vessels carrying messages of outrage, frustration and anger at being treated as if their love and affection, or even their bodies, were things to be owned and violated by any man with an inclination.

South Park, Spike Lee and David Bowie Got it Right

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Desiree Michael

If all the other colors within our American spectrum remain silently invisible and choose to not unite under the shared banner of human rights--which is all-inclusive--I have to say, I agree with David Bowie's old hit, this is not America.

Resolved: Quitting the Progressive Christian Internet in 2014

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In 2014, it's time for the Christian Internet to recover a love for the church - to produce rooted, relational content that actually fosters restoration in God's world.

Hospitality Beyond the Holidays: 10 Influencers Who Make Room for Others Year Round

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

Though some may find it trite when their Facebook feeds fill up with posts about gratefulness, I enjoy the gentle reprieve. To hear people intentionally looking for the good when so many days it is the bad that is easier to find.

Community and Faith in the Face of Hardship

Laura Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Laura Reed

Friends were going door to door. Office Max was donating cards to pass out. Where was I? Sitting on my floor crying. I don't understand it all, and I don't think I ever will, but I am blown away by the power unity.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I d...

Catalyzing Connection With the Love of Life

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How is it then, that as we get older, the tendency is to mute our own spontaneous response? And, even more importantly, what can we do to cultivate reconnection with what uplifts our spirit and touches our heart? What qualities catalyzes this experience?

LOOK: Shadows Get NSFW

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

At first glance, the installation artworks of Korean artist Bohyun Yoon appear to be merely suspended doll parts dangling in mid-air in an empty galle...

My New Friend Likes Glenn Beck

Joshua McLaurin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Joshua McLaurin

Whatever your personal reaction to the song "Accidental Racist" may be, the immediate controversy that followed is a reminder that voices appearing to call for unity are subject to intense scrutiny. And that's a good thing.

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

Another Reminder of Why Changes in Medical Marijuana Policy Can't Wait

Steph Sherer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.

You Have Cancer; Go to Congress -- The Battle for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.

Spreading Love, Peace And Unity This New Year

Purnima Ramakrishnan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Purnima Ramakrishnan

With a will to spread love, and a heart to receive it, we can move mountains with our faith and strong belief and with the knowledge, that it is bound to happen anyway, at a time in future.