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An Open Letter to Parents About Teen Safety

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Parents, Once again in light of the Nevada school shootings, http://http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57608450/2-dead-2-wounded-in-nevada-midd...

Friday Nights Out and a Weapons Exchange: Programs that Help the Poor Stay Safe

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Informal and marginalized urban communities, no matter how vibrant and well established, inhabit a "no man's land" on the periphery of laws and institutions -- fighting for recognition and for protection.

Video Games Represent the Most Powerful (and Potentially Dangerous) Era in Storytelling

Paul Runge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Paul Runge

Call of Duty, for instance, provides no deep choices surrounding violence. The player begins and ends as an agent of violence, reduced to literally nothing but the butt and muzzle of a gun. More complex games, however, can provide choices around violence.

Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Personal Appeal to Women: Don't Be a Statistic

Annie Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Annie Cushing

Please do yourself a favor and arm yourself with something to keep you safe, like pepper spray. It just may save your life. It did mine.

The World Must Refresh Its Perspective on Women

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

The essence of radical perspective on women -- and this is not a perspective specific to the extremists of the Muslim world -- is based on an understanding which considers women to be deficient both religiously and mentally.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Popcorn Preview: Touch of Sin

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Touch of Sin (2013) Tian zhu ding Cast includes: Wu Jiang (Dragon), Baoqiang Wang (Blind Shaft), Tao Zhao (Still Life) Writer/Director: Zhangke ...

"Free From Violence:" A Campaign to Protect the World's Children

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Like most Americans, I watched in horror as the events unfolded last month at a shopping mall in Nairobi where dozens of people were killed by terrorists. It was an all-too-vivid reminder of the pervasive and capricious nature of violence.

Using Our Resources Wisely

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.

Shelter in Place: Can America Shutdown Its Violent, Racist Past?

Amy Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Alexander

Local and national news outlets pay attention to politicians and other national and regional officials who do and say things that are unmistakeably racist, covering these outbursts like sporting events.

Break the Silence: A Discussion on Mental Health in America

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Simply changing the verbiage and discussion about these tragedies does not address the underlying issues and concerns in the first place. For those with mental health instability, in whatever form and whatever the label, our country has failed them and our mental health system remains broken.

Mental Health Solutions Need Coverage, Too

Kenneth J. Dudek | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Kenneth J. Dudek

It is much easier to avert our eyes from the smaller daily tragedies of mentally ill individuals and their loved ones struggling to make their way in an inhospitable world with little or no help. But that help does exist. As a society, we must decide whether we will prioritize making it available.

Turkish Soccer Pitches Re-Emerge as Political Battlefields

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Turkish soccer pitches have reasserted themselves as political battlefields following the death of a protester and the emergence of pro-government football support groups in the wake of mass anti-government demonstrations in June.

Terror Has No Religion

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

No religion commands violence. No religion encourages ruthlessness, selfishness, lovelessness and massacre. Violence and the conditions that pave the way for violence develops when ideologies that promote conflict replace the moral values of religion.

Hey, Down in Front: It Seems the World Is About to Explode and You Are Blocking My View!

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Laura Wellington

It seems as of late, everyone is choosing sides on just about everything and, I fear, the world is spinning itself out of control -- with stress and exhaustion fueling the fire that will, ultimately, do none of us any good.

Clear and Evident Danger

Neda Najibi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Hawaii
Neda Najibi

"She sat alone in the dark, she held her knees tightly to her chest in a manner of a baby in its mothers womb. She pulled her knees ever so tightly wi...

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Just because men's casual perusal of and unwanted interactions with women are normalized doesn't make street harassment okay. Just because men want dates and aren't sure how to get them doesn't make street harassment okay.

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mohamad, his wife, Sara, 37, and nine other families, all Syrian refugees, crowded together, pressed against the cement back wall of their home. Another bomb followed, and then another, until approximately 2 am.

The Chicago People Live For, Not Die For

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 11.19.2013 | Chicago
Gabriel James Bump

Over the past three months, more than 700 violent crimes have occurred in the neighborhoods around Simeon. The coaching staff shelters the players and keeps them focused on basketball.

Does Religion Promote Violence?

Derek Flood | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Does religion make you a better person, or does it in fact do the opposite, and instead foster hate, fear, and violence? One does not have to look far to find examples of violence done at the hands of religious power, but is religion itself really to blame?

How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Leah McGrath Goodman

Should journalists have to sacrifice their rights to liberty and freedom of movement; to safety and privacy; to even their own identities and lives?