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Dignity

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.

Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Religious Principles

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

While we may never be able to stop violence in the name of religion, we can prevent it at home and in our lives by remembering and instilling in each other basic ethical principles that are held by all religious traditions.

The Culture of Obesity

Venetia Thompson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Venetia Thompson

We cannot allow this madness to progress further than it already has. Having a functional, fit body cannot become the 'privilege' of the upper classes, or of celebrities who can afford personal trainers and daily deliveries of perfectly balanced healthy food.

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Knowing When to Ask For Help Is Key to Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

You never know when you or someone you love might need daily help, such as assistance getting groceries, help with transportation or round the clock care, all of which require planning and coordination.

Saying No to the Missionaries of Positive

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Dignity and honesty are frequently part and parcel of integrity, a positive value to be almost sure. So here's to making a case that during cancer tre...

Leadership that Challenges Corruption

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Patient capital is vital for early-stage investing when the company must confront significant challenges to disrupt an industry. At this stage, few other than philanthropy-based patient capital will take the financial risk the company needs for experimentation.

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

Value of Dignity in Refugee Camps

Runa Khan | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Runa Khan

In 2012 when the refugees from nearby Azad Kashmir entered Malakand, a city South of Peshawar in the northwest of Pakistan, the sight was totally hear...

No Sustainability Without Dignity

Runa Khan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Runa Khan

Dignity cannot be given or taught. Dignity arises from a reciprocal action and emotion of giving and taking. It is one of the most needed elements of true and everlasting sustainability in development work.

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

Shabbat, a Cellphone, and Jewish Concern

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Shul is meant to be a sanctuary from judgment as much as it is meant to be a shield from the incessant buzzing of the world.

Nelson Mandela and the Triumph of the Impossible

Adam Moscoe | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Adam Moscoe

Now is the time for an honest, dignified, and multilateral dialogue on the international community's role in the pursuit of global justice, peace, and prosperity. Anything less would dishonor the great Madiba.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

On this day following the great Madiba's passing, it is to all of us to recommit to furthering his legacy, to work to create a world that rests on the assumption that all human beings are born equal.

The Invisible 'Help'

Dyala Badran | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dyala Badran

When we talk about labor rights, and complain about being underpaid and overworked, we come right home to someone who is feeling the exact same way -- except they don't get to go home. For the housekeepers, home is work and work is home. Round the clock.

Respect: The Cardinal Virtue For a Campus Community

Grant Cornwell | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Grant Cornwell

What does it mean to treat other persons as ends-in-themselves and never merely as means? Well, the central idea is that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, that in all of our interactions, even with those with whom we disagree, or whom we don't like, or who may even disgust us in some way, we must engage them in ways that recognize their humanity.

Mishpat Ve-Hesed: Love and Justice

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

What is Judaism's bottom line? In a world in which everything changes, in which marketing often dictates the spin we give to whatever it is we are about to do, what in Judaism isn't negotiable? What in Judaism remains so crucial that if you got rid of that heart, there would be no Judaism left alive?

Family Members: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at the Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes, there's friction between family members and nursing home staff. Sometimes, complaints are warranted and must be registered. But other times, as long as no harm is being done and the resident isn't complaining, it's best for the family to avoid protesting.

Quite a Life

Mike Farrell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Farrell

It took over 60 years for the Japanese Government to at last acknowledge their "inhuman treatment" and apologize. How many must die before we do the same?

Curing the Poison of 'Rankism'

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Robert Fuller

In a dignitarian society, no one is taken for a nobody. Acting superior -- putting others down -- is regarded as pompous and self-aggrandizing. Rankism, in all its guises, is uncool.

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

Dignity and Respect in Development: Reflections on Mandela's Birthday

Chad W. Bissonnette | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact
Chad W. Bissonnette

Happy Birthday President Mandela, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to once again reflect on the significance of dignity.

The Myth of Funemployment

Chet Jechura | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Chet Jechura

To the countless Americans who are unemployed, I have this to say to you. Do not lose hope. You are our hope. In you lies the promise of our future. And as long as your gifts and talents are not being employed for the betterment of our civil society then the promise of our future is lost.

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.