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Is Islamophobia real?

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

Some people ask the question, is there really such a thing as "Islamophobia," or are Muslims merely indulging in a culture of victimhood? While most Muslims may feel that even to ask the question is an impertinence, there really are people out there asking it. So let's look at some facts.

What Editors and Booksellers Are Reading This Summer

Joseph Olshan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
Joseph Olshan

If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.

What Do You Do When the World Is Too Much With You?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

What do you do when you have days when the "world is too much with you"? I do my best to keep from absorbing the pain and angst of those in my persona...

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

Crying Crazy

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Sarah Griffith Lund

What can we make of Dylann Roof's motivation for turning a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, into a bloodbath? Many have speculated about his mental health and wondered, "Is this the kind of thing only a crazy person could do?"

Meatless Monday: Ramadan and Compassion -- "We Are Like Family"

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just tweaking what we eat has huge consequences. For the first time ever, the preliminary draft of the new USDA Dietary Guidelines links reduced meat consumption to a more sustainable planet.

Reflections on Violence

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.17.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Violence All Around by John Sifton is a thoughtful, well-written book that is made stronger through Sifton's personal anecdotes, as well as his own research into the history of violence.

12 Crucial Messages We Should All Take To Heart In Light Of The Charleston Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

As the nation grapples with the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, The King Center -- ...

(W)right It Out

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I always knew I had a story to tell, but just didn't know when I could tell it without severe consequences.

It's Time to End Violence Against Women

Mandy Moore | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This is an issue that affects all of us and the only way we will succeed is by including boys and men in our conversation about how to end gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is a silent epidemic that has male victims, too.

Five Game-Changing Peacebuilding Policies

Matthew Albracht | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Matthew Albracht

The science and practice of peacebuilding and conflict resolution have transcended where we presently invest our collective time, money and energy. Our social policies urgently need to catch up with proven capacities to turn these challenges around.

Thank You, Dr. Ellen Pence

Tania Bradkin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Tania Bradkin

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the United States are victims of domestic violence? I was surprised by how little has been done to recognize Dr. Ellen Pence, the woman who founded the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (DAIP) utilized in all 50 states.

Our Sons

Becca Stevens | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Becca Stevens

For the past 20 years, several of us have raised our sons while working alongside survivors of trafficking, genocide and addiction. This summer, our sons have all come to work at Thistle Farms, the community we helped build.

Lilly Workneh

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...

Charity Is Not a Substitute for Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In many corners we hear the same old exhortation that the way to fix poverty and anything else that ails Americans is for us to become a nation of Good Samaritans. But has giving a beggar a coin ever been as effective as creating an economy that provides him or her a good education and a job?

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.21.2016 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

Teaching Peace and Life Skills in Schools: Why Not?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Matthew Albracht

Schools are our main social avenue of learning. While the primary focus of teaching in schools is predominantly on academic skills, many feel that lif...

A Simple Formula for Peace and Security in Africa

Henri Fouda | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Henri Fouda

In the coming months, several African countries will be holding elections. The flurry of electoral activity marks progress towards democratic rule in a continent where, until recently, military coups were a common practice for the transfer of political power.

Memorial Day Awakening- 2015

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.17.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

An awakening . . . to summer festivities and the anticipation of warm weather and fun, picnics, a holiday - that's what Memorial Day is for most. Some will march in parades or stand on the sidelines waving flags and unwittingly support the military model of conflict resolution by violence.

Coming Back to Life After a Couple Years of Living Intimately

Jarid Manos | Posted 05.15.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

While men do things to each other's bodies, and to women too, of course, women largely keep walking forward, shouldering all our mess.

Federal Appeals Court Hears Case Over Student's Suspension for Posting a Profane Rap Video Online

Student Press Law Center | Posted 05.15.2016 | Education
Student Press Law Center

Off-campus speech that students share on the Internet must have heightened protection from school disciplinary authority to keep whistle-blowers and rap artists safe from punishment, an attorney for a suspended Mississippi high school student told appellate judges Tuesday.

The Last Time The World Looked The Other Way

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

It is heartbreaking for those of us who live, work, and invest in the region to contemplate that history may repeat itself.

What Happens When Moms Stand Up for Justice

Gary Haugen | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Gary Haugen

A mother is many things to many people. Mom is a soft place to land when the trials of life overwhelm us, a fount of wisdom, a hard-working role model, a home-cooked meal. Growing up, my mom was certainly all of these things for me.

Todd Dye, Pittsburgh Skater, Artist and Friend

Leigh Roche | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact
Leigh Roche

When a young person's life ends because of such tragic circumstances, it affects the people whose lives he touched. In the world we live, it seems like it's only a matter of time before we all have a connection to a senseless tragedy and it's is difficult to wrap my mind around that.

NO-EXPO

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The people who hit the streets, on the first of May in Italy, wanted to celebrate the day of labor in the major cities. Also, to express their worries about the lack of work and the unemployment (which is now 43 percent among young people). Their credo: more work for everybody, less work per person.