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Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For years I've had this dream: Sometimes I'm a bird, other times I'm fully human. Always it's a dive into the ocean. Bird, me as a child, as an adult -- no matter, in the dream, it's straight to the bottom I go. With bloody fingers, with a scratched beak, I try to excavate, to retrieve something hard to see.

Losing a Father, Learning to Forgive

Jo Berry | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Jo Berry

Gone are the days when the needs of our tribe, our community and our country were all that mattered. Now we know we are all connected.

Are Arab Bombs Deadlier Than Irish Bombs?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 02.24.2014 | World
Monique El-Faizy

The IRA set off bombs in pubs, department stores, shopping centers, and subway stations and on busy roadways. There was no way to know what their target might be and when they might choose to strike. Yes, Egypt could still deteriorate that far, but it hasn't yet.

A Bizarre Trial for Lebanon

Allan Topol | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The prosecutor has done a careful job assembling his case. It is likely that justice will be done in the Netherlands. But at what price for poor suffering Lebanon.

The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

Marco Reininger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marco Reininger

The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.

Film Art and Civilian Bombings in Sudan: More Than Just Incongruous

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

Such attitudes do much to explain why a year after the film festival millions of Sudanese continue to face not only relentless aerial bombardment, but severe deprivation and increasingly, in all three regions, the threat of catastrophic mortality from malnutrition and disease.

Let the Fire Burn

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Let the Fire Burn, the new documentary from director John Osder, recounts seven years of persecution by Philadelphia police of the MOVE organization, and the city-sanctioned bombing of their home and headquarters in 1985.

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.

50 Years Ago in a Church In Alabama

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

Today as always, we stand at the intersection of prologue and possibility. Our challenge in religious terms is to open ourselves to the experience of the divine -- of being connected to everything.

Proper Bombing and Its Uses

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

To listen to John Kerry go on and on and on about a surgically defined, internationally sanctioned, proportionately debilitating, consequence free action is to realize there is more than one way to endure a drone attack.

Why, Again, Must America Be the World's Policeman?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Over a lifetime of far more warfare than peace, I've seen the United States kill more innocents than bad guys and cure very few of the world's ills with its bombs or soldiers' boots.

Boston Bombing Suspect Was Shot In The Face: Doctor

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, wounds to his lower extremi...

Is Rouhani's Government of 'Foresight and Hope' for All Iranians?

Roya Boroumand | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

President Rouhani has pledged to defend every single proposed minister. Why Pour-Mohammadi, whose nomination in the former administration had caused outrage?

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

'Why Did We Choose Boston?'

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

I don't know. I'm outraged too. I'm upset too. But when our media chooses random deaths to focus on for weeks; when our president chooses random cities to console -- that brings our perspective into question.

Reflections on Boston

Ron Brounes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Ron Brounes

To my daughters, a bad day simply means "time out" and a meal without dessert. Bad guys look like Darth Vader and the Joker and they don't know about Adam Lanza or Timothy McVeigh. I fear those conversations are coming one day soon.

After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

Tara Skurtu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Tara Skurtu

The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.

Dogs and Drones, Cameras and Phones

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

Hate: The Elephant in the Room

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

The cruel act of terrorism that targeted innocent spectators and marathon runners in Boston on April 15th 2013 has called out the "Elephant in the room." It raises the question of how a democracy such as ours should confront the perpetrators of terrorism, whether foreign, or domestic?

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

Friday Talking Points -- A Very Full Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, I sit down to write this weekly wrapup, and find that there isn't that much to talk about, because nothing much happened that particular week. This isn't one of those weeks.

Boston Forever

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

Disasters have a devastating way of putting hurt pushpins on the face of the Earth in a way that no other event can. The tragedies are all vibrant and heartbreaking, whether it's an orchestrated attack or an act of nature.

In a Crisis, Work the Plan But Skip the Media Lynching

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Kimberly Krautter

The Boston Marathon bombing was a very unhappy déjà vu for all of us involved with the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. Not only was I conducting a photo shoot in the sound tower where the bomb was placed that night, I was on the crisis team that had to manage the aftermath of the explosion.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.