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Dignitarian World Emerging: Arianna's Blog Predicts the Future

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pamela Gerloff

With the arrival of 2011, we would do well to recognize the future when we see it. For this reason, Arianna's recent blogs, South American Diary, Chil...

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Only About the Law?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In Snyder v. Phelps, what of the grieving families? Are they not entitled to the respect, privacy and dignity accorded individuals at a time of great anguish?

My Tea With Tutu

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

As a ten year old, I unknowingly had tea with Tutu, a moment that may have had subconsciously changed the course of my life. His announcement to retire today reminded me of that chance meeting.

The Dignity of Work: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Workhouse Into a Custom-Fit Workplace

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Fuller

A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.

Even Wild Dogs Protect Their Packs

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Schwartz

The most basic reason for guaranteeing universal health care is that we encourage a primitive, survival-based world when we fail to meet otherwise productive people's most basic needs.

To John Lewis: An Open Letter to an American Hero

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Democracy-loving, independent-minded, and compassionate citizens will continue in the spirit of those like you, who are the real ambassadors of truth and democracy and the American way.

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.

Michelle Obama, Healthy Eating, and Our Church's Homeless Kitchen

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

My Christian faith beckons me to look at my neighbors, to love them even as I love myself. That's what First Lady Michelle Obama left us--she took the time to see her neighbors.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

pewforum.org | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Blueprint for a Majority Third Party

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

So long as the middle of our political spectrum is depopulated, liberals and conservative are at loggerheads. The answer to the impotence of the old parties is a new party -- the Dignity Party.

What is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Rankism is an assertion of superiority. It typically takes the form of putting others down. It's what "Somebodies" do to "nobodies." It turns out that rankism is the source of most man-made suffering.

Nobel Encouragement

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Life on Earth will survive because of the visions of humans like Barack Obama. If you'd rather just complain, that's your right, but get out of the way while the rest of us get it done.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

End of life choice is the human liberty movement of the twenty-first century. This is the arena where dignity and liberty stride forward today. The struggle for end-of-life choices is a movement whose time has come.

How Nobodies Can Be Somebodies (FAQs re: The Dignity Movement against Rankism)

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

We won't be able to confront rankism until we overcome our fear of seeming uppity by using the word in public.

Karameh Means Dignity for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Although the Arabic word Karmeh simply means dignity, it has become an expression that has many more usages and meanings.

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.

From Enmity to Comity: Restoring Civility and Pride to American Life

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Calls for civility have not worked, either with the public or the partisan commentators who model disdain and contempt for their followers. Why is hate resonating with the American public?

Why Do We Want to Be Famous?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

When strangers ply us with questions like "And you are?", "Who are you with?", or "Where did you go to school?" they are likely sizing up our power as belied by our affiliations.

Everyone Should Be Aware Of Their Inalienable Human Rights

Shulamith Koenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shulamith Koenig

Allow me humbly to ask you to walk with me into this discourse about human rights as a way of life, slowly and thoughtfully.

A Faith Declaration for Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There is no one "right" religious position on how health care should look; but I believe there are some fundamental moral and even biblical principles on which to evaluate any final legislative agreement.

The Nobody Manifesto

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Who are the nobodies? They are Everyman, Everywoman, Everychild. In our heart, each of us aspires to become someone new, someone more.

Somebodies and Nobodies: Understanding Rankism

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Whether directed at an individual or a group, rankism aims to put targets in their place and keep them weak so they will do as they're told and submit to being taken advantage of.

Why Do We Hate Good-Byes?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Our distaste for good-byes is a reminder of our unfathomable mutual dependence. An individual self cannot come into being, let alone endure, absent the recognition of others.