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What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

Dialogue: Hope for a Better World

Mike Schwager | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

I believe that through deep and honest dialogue and communication between cultures, races, genders, religions and ideas, mutual understanding and the discovery of our common humanity and aspirations can and will be found.

Quality Public Education + Dialogue = Democracy

Preston Smith | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Preston Smith

It doesn't matter if you're a part of a traditional district school or a public charter school. As long as we get the job done for kids and are free and available to all students, we can create the democratic safeguard President Roosevelt talked about.

Imagine a Violent World Where You Have No Military Option: What Would You Do?

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.13.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

When all else fails, consider the power and value of nonviolent resistance methodologies of the variety that Gandhi and Martin Luther King practiced.

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Talking about alcohol with your children is never easy, but educating teens and then trusting them to make informed decisions is critical.

Power-Sharing in Ukraine

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Like other countries, Ukraine will have to consider transitional justice strategies that balance truth-telling and accountability. It will also need a plan for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating both pro-independence fighters in Eastern Ukraine, as well as nationalist groups including Right Sector.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Can Trust Be Life's Ultimate Enabler?

Evelyn Moore | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Moore

Trust is the rootstock for talking and thinking with unfettered freedom and clarity. We want, and need, the element of trust softening the beach. It allows and facilitates the other important interactions and decisions in our lives to take place, and define success with the honesty it merits.

Why Your Dialogue Is Terrible

G. Doucette | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

I'm not completely positive good dialogue writing can actually be taught, but since that would invalidate the entire point of this article I'm going to try and explain some of what makes that dialogue of yours bad, and what you can do to fix it.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Congressional Outreach on Energy Policy

Bill Squadron | Posted 05.19.2014 | DC
Bill Squadron

At a time when Congress' reputation is increasingly of a body prone to stalemated, agenda-driven partisan politics, several leaders committed to finding thoughtful solutions to our nation's energy policy challenges are demonstrating a determination to blunt that image.

Jewish Intermarriage and Israel

Benjamin Barer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

To claim that the decline in my generation's attachment to Israel is principally due to our being a generation of less connected Jews is to cling too strongly to the ideology that the modern State of Israel is and always will be a bona fide marker of a Jew's commitment to his or her religion.

An Appreciation of Ian G. Barbour (1923-2013)

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Ian loved books: He loved reading them, writing them and vigorously critiquing and defending them among people he valued more than any book. I believe he would happily have approved of Donne's metaphoric description of "the life of the world to come" as a library.

Change the Conversation, Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."

10 Practice Tips and Activities to Improve Your Interview Skills

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Small Business
Nikki Stone

Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?

Pirira: A Riveting New Play by J. Stephen Brantley

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Truly well-written and thought-provoking plays are hard to come by, but Theater 167's presentation of J. Stephen Brantley's Pirira, which I caught at its recent extended run at the West End Theater, comes pretty close to being as transcendental as any that I have seen in the past few years.

Creating Dialog on Approaches for 'Psychosis' in New Jersey

Ron Unger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness? What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels ...

Parents: What Are You Worried About?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

When your kids aren't even walking or talking, are you worrying about getting them into the best preschool and how you're going to pay for it? Are you thinking about moving so you will be in the best possible school district for public schooling?

How Would America's Founding Fathers React to Syria?

Craig Considine | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Craig Considine

Arguably, by intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama is ignoring Washington's advice and repeating the mistakes of the Bush administration in aggressively invading foreign countries that pose little threat to the direct security of American citizens.

African Hustler Handbook Has Solutions

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

We do know by heart very well from front to back the hustler handbook. We , the young people of Africa are still hopeful and we want the international...

Humanity Needs a Touch of Magical Interfaith Dialogue

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I'm not sure how many times I have been asked how I felt knowing that "Islam" was behind the bombing as far as many were concerned, since the bombers were Muslim.

'So... Who's The Bride?'

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Luckily, we haven't run into any outright bigotry with any of our wedding vendors, so we feel very fortunate. But every time I see a form or am asked for the name of my soon-to-be wife, it's another conversation to have.

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This week I had one of those productive conversations on transgender issues with a manager. She confessed that she had deliberately steered away from reading about these issues in the past, though not from squeamishness but because "both sides just seem so angry all the time."

Filmmaker Sheds Light on Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a new film hitting the film festivals with a very heavy subject. French filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has written and directed a short film about mental illness and the effects it has on a family.

It's Time to Stop Scapegoating the Mentally Ill for Gun Violence

Alex Knepper | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

While President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association have very real philosophical differences regarding gun ownership, they agree on at lea...